Winter at the Castle
The Castle, Collections, Tea Room and Gift Shop are now closed after a very successful open season, thank you to all who visited. We will reopen for the 2019 season on Sunday 30th March 2019.
We still host events, education groups, weddings and private hire at the Castle throughout the winter so please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Welcome to Chiddingstone Castle
Friday 23rd November, 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 24th November, 10am - 1pm, 1pm - 4pm
Join us to shop unique gifts from local businesses, spread throughout the historic house and grounds. These carefully chosen stalls will be selling homeware, fashion, accessories, and local produce. Choose to shop at our Friday evening event or Saturday morning and afternoon sessions. Pre-booking essential as there will be no tickets will be on sale on the door.
Unfinished Portrait of Charles II
This miniature of Charles II, painted by the famous portrait artist Samuel Cooper. Charles II’s collar, his hair, and the background are unfinished, but Cooper’s skill can be clearly seen in the life-like details of his face. He was known for painting accurate portraits rather than editing out the flaws of his subjects in order to present an ideal image.
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
"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
CASTLE, COLLECTIONS & TEA ROOM
Currently closed by will reopen from Sunday 31st March - Wednesday 30th October 2019
Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed and Bank Holidays
11am - 5pm, with last entry and orders at 4.15pm
WEDDINGS, EDUCATION AND BOOKINGS ENQUIRIES
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm