Opening soon...

We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the castle and grounds again this year and will reopen for the 2019 season on Sunday 31st March.


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


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.

Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival 2019

2019 Tickets Now on Sale

We are thrilled to announce that tickets are now available for this year’s Literary Festival.

Click on our Festival Programme to browse the wonderful array of events we have in store and book tickets.   There’s plenty to see and do for ALL the family.

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.


Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival 2019


 If you can’t wait till May, please visit our podcast page and listen again to some of the fascinating talks from 2018 using the button below or this week why not listen to…

What's Next: The Future of Science and AI | Jim Al-Khalili and Sir Nigel Shadbolt with Andrew Franklin

Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival 2018

Royal Oak plate

Our Object of the Month for March is this glazed plate depicting Charles II hiding in the tree which became known as the ‘Royal Oak’. The tree saved Charles II from discovery when he was fleeing from the parliamentary army, and became a symbol of support for the rule of the Stuart 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


Currently closed but will reopen from Sunday 31st March - Wednesday 30th October 2019

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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