CASTLE CLOSED TODAY - TUESDAY 16TH AUGUST Unfortunately we are unable to open today due to a burst water pipe, we apologise for the inconvenience. The grounds are still open but the castle, tea rooms and gift shop will remain closed.

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

The Castle grounds will be closed to visitors and fishing on Friday 26th August for a private event.

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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Sadaksari Avalokiteśvara

Our Object of the Month for August was written by Castle volunteer James MacDougall. It is a small gilt bronze statue of Sadaksari Avalokiteśvara with inlaid semi-precious stones. There are several statues of Avalokitesvara in the Castle’s Buddhist Room, depicting the deity in different forms. 

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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