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Admission to the Castle & Collections
The Castle & Collections are NOW CLOSED for the Winter season.
We re-open on Sunday March 31st 2024. Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11am to 5pm (last entry to the house 4.15pm).
The grounds are open every day of the year with the exception of 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.
The Castle & Collections are NOW CLOSED
The Tea Room and courtyard are NOW CLOSED for the Winter season.
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 email@example.com
To purchase vouchers for Full Afternoon Tea use the button below.
The Gift Shop is NOW CLOSED for the WInter season.
It will be restocked for 2024 and reflects the castle and its collections.
You can enter the shop from the grounds as well as the castle so an admission ticket is not necessary. 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 NOW CLOSED but will be back in 2024!
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
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.
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)
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.
We welcome groups and can provide a range of bespoke itineraries, tours and refreshments. We offer discounts for parties of 10 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.
If you are a large group and would like to visit us outside of our season for a private viewing please contact us to see if we can accommodate you.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and booking.
Pupils of all ages can learn from the castle, collections, and grounds. Please get in touch to find out more.
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CASTLE, COLLECTIONS & TEA ROOM
The Castle, Tea Room and Gift Shop are NOW CLOSED for the Winter season.
We re-open on Sunday 31st March 2024
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 11am-5pm (last entry 4:15pm)
GROUNDS AND LAKE
Open daily 7am - 6.30pm except when closed for private functions
WEDDINGS, FILM SHOOTS AND PRIVATE BOOKINGS ENQUIRIES
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm