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

Adults - £6 and children - £2

For all enquiries please contact us on 

Temporary Closure of Chiddingstone Castle & The Re-opening of the Grounds and Fishing Lake

Owing to Coronavirus we have not been able to open for our 2020 season but we can now re-open the Grounds and Fishing Lake in line with the governments stated lockdown policy.  Whilst visiting our grounds you MUST adhere to the government guidelines on Social Distancing and stay at least 2m away from other visitors and staff.  Dogs must be kept on a lead at ALL times and please clean up after them.  There is a Dog Waste bin located by the car park.

If you are using our car park or grounds please remember to make the suggested donation of £2 in the honesty box, located by the main car park sign.  We are charity and use any donations to help maintain the Castle and Grounds.

If you would like to enquire about a wedding please contact Natalie on

The Castle, tea rooms, shop and all visitor facilities will be closed until we get the all clear to reopen but we will keep you updated here on the website and will provide more information about the events planned for this season.   All tea bookings will be postponed until later this year and  we will re-book you as soon as we are able.

We wish you all well and look forward to seeing you later in the year


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.

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Our Object of the Month for July is this small terracotta fragment of a statue of the god Zeus-Serapis. He was worshipped during the last periods of ancient Egyptian history when the Greeks and Romans ruled Egypt. A combination of the Greek god Zeus and the Egyptian god Serapis, he was created to unify the Greeks and Egyptians under one, all-powerful, king of the gods.

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 castle is currently closed

due to the Coronavirus

We will keep you updated



Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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