Visit us

We welcome guests to discover the historic house, collection and tea room with friends, family or as part of a school or group visit from April to October.

Temporary Closure of Chiddingstone Castle & The Re-opening of the Grounds and Fishing Lake

Owing to Coronavirus we have not been able to open for our 2020 season but we can now re-open the Grounds and Fishing Lake in line with the governments stated lockdown policy.  Whilst visiting our grounds you MUST adhere to the government guidelines on Social Distancing and stay at least 2m away from other visitors and staff.  Dogs must be kept on a lead at ALL times and please clean up after them.  There is a Dog Waste bin located by the car park.

If you are using our car park or grounds please remember to make the suggested donation of £2 in the honesty box, located by the main car park sign.  We are charity and use any donations to help maintain the Castle and Grounds.

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The Castle, tea rooms, shop and all visitor facilities 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 re-book you as soon as we are able.

We wish you all well and look forward to seeing you later in the year

Plan your visit

You could start your visit at the North Door and learn about Denys Eyre Bower, his collections and the history of Chiddingstone Castle as you explore the historic house. Take a short walk around the grounds, through the Ancient Egyptian inspired grass maze and over to the Victorian Orangery. Stop for refreshments in our Tea Room, and then finish your day with a visit to the Gift Shop or our Antiques and second hand bookshop.

“A unique collection in a wonderful setting which must remain. The most lovely and relaxing day - friendly staff and beautiful woodland walks.”
Mr B, Chichester


More details

Admission to the Castle & Collections

Adult : £9.50

Child (5-13) : £4.50

Under 5 : Free

Carer : Free

Memberships and discounts valid on all open days except special event days.

Opening times

THE CASTLE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED due to the Coronavirus but the Grounds and Fishing Lake are now open from 7am -6.30pm daily.

Please note that there are no visitor facilities available at this time.

We will keep you updated.

How to find us

Chiddingstone Castle, Hill Hoath Road, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7AD

There is ample parking at the Castle. We do have an honesty box in the car park and suggest a donation of £2.00 per car. 


All principal entrances and exits are accessible by wheelchair. All collections are sited on the ground floor and are easily accessible for wheelchair users. The Library and Streatfeild room are located on the first floor and so interpretations for these can be found in the Housekeeper’s Room on the ground floor. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding your visit.

Groups visits

Unavailable until further notice.

School visits

Unavailable until further notice.

Tea Room

The Tea Room is closed until further notice.

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is closed until further notice.


You can walk around our lawns, lake and woodland but please maintain the social distancing rules at all times.

We have an honesty box in our car park and suggest a donation of £2.00 per car.


We welcome well-behaved dogs in our grounds. Please keep them on a lead and clean up after them.


Our lake covers 3.5 acres, is naturally stocked with Carp, Bream and Perch and can be fished on all year round. Throughout the year there are one of two days when this is not possible so check this website before you travel.


Day Permit : £10.00 per person (up to 2 rods)

Under 14s : FREE (but must be accompanied by a paying adult)


Cycling is unavailable until further notice.

Opening Hours


The castle is currently closed

due to the Coronavirus

We will keep you updated



Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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