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.

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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.

Christmas Fair

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.

Planning a celebration?

Venue Hire

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


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 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


Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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