Summer at the Castle

We have lots on offer this summer with our fabulous annual Vintage Fair at the end of June, London to Brighton Kit and Sports Car  Run, ForestJack’s Forest School through the summer holidays and our popular Country and Food Fair at the beginning of September.


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.

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’s Summer Vintage Fair

Sunday 30th June 2019 11am - 4.30pm

Looking for something for all the family to do this June?  Come and join us for our fifth festival of all things vintage.

We have a new entertainment line up of dancers from Sussex Swing & vintage vocals from Steve Conway who will be performing throughout the day.  There will be a stunning selection of over 60 stalls to browse and buy from and a host of specialist local food providers.  Classic cars will be displayed on the Castle driveway for all to enjoy.

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



Planning a wedding?

Venue Hire

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


Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival 2019


 If you can’t wait for this year’s podcasts, please visit our podcast page and listen again to some of the fascinating talks from 2018 using the button below or this week why not listen to…

The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York | Anne de Courcy

Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival 2018

Nepalese Shrine

Our object of the month for June is this intricate shrine with an image of the Hindu god Vishnu. It was skilfully decorated in gilt filigree and inlaid stones by Newar cratsmen in the Kathmandu valley. It also had an interesting previous owner, Field Marshal Lord Birdwood. 

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 2019 Open Season runs from

Sunday 31st March to

Wednesday 30th October

We are open Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed and Bank Holidays, excluding Good Friday

11am - 5pm, with last entry and orders at 4.15pm


Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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