Castle & Tea Rooms open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 11am-5pm (last entry 4:15pm)

2022 Events on sale now -  Sunday Al Fresco Music Sessions, Summer Vintage Fair, Curator Talks and more…

Chiddingstone Parish Council are hosting a Jubilee Celebration Event and Family Day in the castle grounds on Sunday 5th June. Admission to the castle is open as usual.

We are delighted to welcome you back to the house for our 2022 season. Join us to discover the fascinating Japanese, Stuart and Jacobite, Buddhist, and Ancient Egyptian collections. We are open weekly on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11am to 5pm with last entry at 4.15pm. Plan your future visit here.

The grounds are open every day of the year (except when closed for private functions), providing enchanting woodland walks, a fishing lake and spectacular views across the Kent countryside for all. Please donate £3 or more in the honesty box at the car park or online.

Please go to our What’s On page to see upcoming events including tickets on sale now for the highly anticipated al fresco music concerts, live theatre, school holiday activities, artist workshops and craft fairs there is something for everyone to enjoy. Our tea room is also open Sundays - Wednesdays so do pop in for a delicious slice of cake or for a real treat pre-book an afternoon tea.

Please Donate

Your kind donations help us to take care of the house and grounds throughout the year. We have an honesty box in our car park and please click the button below for direct donations. Thank you for your support.

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Our object of the month for May is a large and impressive painted mandala from 19th-century Japan on display in the Buddhist Room. It was chosen, researched, and written about by Chiddingstone Castle trustee Graham Dixon. A mandala can be described as a map of a sacred space, with many Buddhas and other Buddhist deities.

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

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Opening Hours


Open daily 7am - 6.30pm



The Castle and Tea Room are open 3rd April - 26th October 2022 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 11am-5pm (last entry 4:15pm)



Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm