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Admission to the Castle & Collections

The Castle & Collections are open weekly on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11am to 5pm (last entry to the house 4.15pm). 

Tickets for the Castle & Collections may be purchased online or at the Castle entrance on arrival.

Adult £9.50

Children £4.50 

Opening times

The grounds are open every day of the year, 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.

The Castle & Collections are open weekly on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11am to 5pm (last entry to the house 4.15pm). 

How to find us

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

Car parking is available. Please donate £3 or more in our honesty box by the car park to help the upkeep of the Castle and grounds. 

Tea Room

 The Tea Room and courtyard are open on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday until 26th October 2022. 

Enjoy a cream tea, a full afternoon tea (please pre-book) or just pop in for a cup of tea and choose from a selection of delicious cakes and savouries.
Enjoy a friendly welcome and great service from our lovely staff.

To book a Full Afternoon Tea contact us at 01892 870 347 hello@chiddingstonecastle.org.uk
To purchase vouchers for Full Afternoon Tea use the button below.

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is open Sunday to Wednesday inline with castle opening hours. It has been restocked for 2022 and reflects the castle and its collections.

The shop now features a selection of Japanese artisan items from NiMi Projects

You can enter the shop from the grounds as well as the castle so an admission ticket is not neccessary. Do pop in if you are passing as we have many lovely unique birthday gifts, card, books and souvenirs.

Next to the gift shop we have our vintage shop which is also well worth a browse!

 

 

Grounds

Explore our woodland trails and lawn walks, sit by the lake, stop at the Tea Room or view The Victorian Orangery.  To download walking maps or download picture sheets for your children to explore and discover, click on the button below.

Please maintain the social distancing rules at all times.

We have an honesty box in our car park and suggest a donation of £3.00 per car.

A hidden gem

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

Dogs

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

Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the building.

 

 

Fishing

 Our lake covers 3.5 acres, is naturally stocked with Carp, Bream and Perch and can be fished on all year round.

The grounds and lake are sometimes closed for private functions so do check before visiting. 

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

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

Cycling

We welcome cyclists to our castle grounds. Please dismount when in the grounds. We have plenty of space to rest your bikes, yourselves and to take refreshment either as a destination or a stop off on your journey. 

Chiddingstone Castle is a delivery and collection point for Country Bike Hire

Access

At Chiddingstone Castle we strive to ensure that all visitors have an enjoyable experience.  All principal entrances and exits are accessible by wheelchair (some require a ramp so please ask at the door or call in advance).  All collections are sited on the ground floor and are easily accessible for wheelchair users.

Access to the first floor rooms are by staircase only. There is currently no wheelchair access or lift facility. However descriptions, images and information on these rooms can be found in the housekeepers room.

The more we know in advance of your visit, the more we can help, so do call ahead to ask questions or inform us of any special requirements you may have. Carers are admitted free of charge.

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.

If you have a group with disabilities or additional needs please get in touch to discuss your individual accessibility requirements.

Please contact us on hello@chiddingstonecastle.org.uk 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.

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Opening Hours

GROUNDS AND LAKE

Open daily 7am - 6.30pm

 

CASTLE, COLLECTIONS & TEA ROOM

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

 

 

WEDDINGS, EDUCATION AND PRIVATE BOOKINGS ENQUIRIES
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm