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 August to October 2020.

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, across the lawns and through the woodlands and over to the Victorian Orangery. Stop for refreshments at our Tea Room Take-away.

“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

The Castle is now CLOSED for winter.

The Grounds are still open, no pre-booking required. There is no admission charge to visit the grounds. Any donations to our car park honesty box for their upkeep would be much appreciated.

Opening times


The Castle, collections, and Tea Room are now CLOSED for the season. We will reopen in April 2021.


Open daily from 7am - 6.30pm

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

We welcome groups and can provide a range of bespoke itineraries, tours and refreshments in line with COVID-19 guidelines. We offer discounts for parties of 15 people or more when booked in advance.

Please contact us on for more information and booking.

School visits

Pupils of all ages can learn from the castle, collections, and grounds with our themed visits for schools, adapted to follow COVID-19 guidelines.

Tea Room Take-away

Take-away refreshments are served in the Tea Room courtyard. Do bring your own picnic equipment, pick a spot under the trees or in the sunshine and sample our delicious cream teas and cakes with hot and cold beverages.

Open from 11am to 4.15pm Saturdays (during Sept) Sundays and Mondays until 26 October 2020.


Gift Shop

The Gift Shop has now re-opened. Located in the Well Tower, it offers an array of local produce, gifts, antiques and second hand books.


You can walk around our lawns, lake and woodland and end with a Take-away cream tea. 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)


We love to welcome cyclists at the castle. Come and enjoy the Tea Room Take-away.

Please dismount when in the grounds.  We have plenty of space to rest your bikes.

Country Bike are currently unavailable.  Follow us on Facebook to get updates.

Opening Hours


Open daily 7am - 6.30pm


CLOSED for the Winter Season

Open again from Sunday 4 April 2021



Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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