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 

Closure of Chiddingstone Castle & Grounds

Owing to Coronavirus we have not been able to open for our 2020 season and now need to close the grounds and fishing in line with the governments stated lockdown policy.  However, if you would like to enquire about a wedding please contact Natalie on

The castle and grounds, tea rooms and shop 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 rebook 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.

Chiddingstone Castle

Discover more about Japan!

We are open to organised group visits 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, at Chiddingstone Castle we are here to help tailor a day to suit you.

Lacquer box with blossoms

Our Object of the Month for April is this lacquer box covered with cherry blossoms and other flowers carved out of shell, ivory, and tinted bone. This box was made in the late 19th century in Japan for the Western market and it made its way to England. It was bought at auction by Denys Eyre Bower for his Japanese collection.

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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