Bring your friends and family and enjoy a relaxing day in our beautful grounds.

Adults - £6 and children - £2

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Welcome to Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle is an historic house, accredited museum and an award-winning venue. The Castle is set in 35 acres of Kentish countryside and is home to one man’s extraordinary collection.

The castle is open from April to October on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11am to 5pm with last entry at 4.15pm.  Our tea rooms are open during these hours and can be accessed without an admission ticket.

We host events, education groups, weddings and private functions at the Castle throughout the year so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Half Term & Halloween Fun

Activities for the children this October…

This half term we have Forest Jack returning for another 3 days of forest school.  To find out more details and how to book please click on the button.  We are also lucky enough to have Jo Banks, Alive with Flavour, hosting a spooky cookery class for 8-13 year olds on Halloween.  Click on the Halloween button for more details.  The Castle Inn have created a FREE spooky trail around Chiddingstone.  Use the button below to print the instructions.

Discover more about Japan!

We are open to the general public and schools

Explore the fascinating culture and art of Japan through our collections.  From the armour and swords of fierce samurai warriors to tea utensils lacquered in powdered gold.  You can view these on any of our open days or share with your local schools so they can book in a visit.

Planning a wedding?

Venue Hire

No matter what size your wedding, formal or relaxed, we are here to help tailor a day to suit you.

Samurai Armour

You can find our Object of the Month for October by the entrance of the Castle’s Japanese Room, where Denys’s collection of samurai arms and armour, lacquerwares, and decorative objects which showcase Japanese craftsmanship is displayed. This suit of armour once belonged to a Japanese warlord of the Okochi clan. It was designed to protect its wearer and to show off his status as a member of an important samurai family.

What people say

“Something interesting for everyone”

"This is a lovely place to visit. The house has a great collection of artifacts. The gardens have nice walks, a pretty bridge and an Egyptian grass maze."

Jenny via TripAdvisor

“The most amazing day”

"The staff were so welcoming. My daughter said she'd had the best day ever. Thank you. Will definitely be keeping my eyes open for future events. "

Gemma via Facebook

“Best Egyptian collection outside the British Museum”

"Visited as part of an Arts Society to this fabulous historic house, art collections and gardens."

Member of Reigate Decorative & Fine Arts Society via TripAdvisor

"Blown away"

"We had the most wonderful day and I think it is fair to say the venue absolutely made it...The day really exceeded out expectations and we are both so grateful for everything you did pulling it together."

Elyse via Hitched

Opening Hours


The 2019 Open Season runs from

Sunday 31st March to

Wednesday 30th October

We are open Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed and Bank Holidays, excluding Good Friday

11am - 5pm, with last entry and orders at 4.15pm


Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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