Plan a visit

Discover the historic house, art and antiquities collection and tea room with friends, family or as part of a school of group visit.

Opening hours

For the Historic House, Collections, Tea Room and Gift Shop

Sunday : 11am - 5pm

Monday : 11am - 5pm

Tuesday : 11am - 5pm

Wednesday : 11am - 5pm

Bank Holidays : 11am - 5pm

Last entrance to the Historic House and last orders in the Tea Room at 4.15pm.

Friday 30th March - Sunday 31st October

 

Admission

To the Historic House and Collections

Adult - £9.50

Child 5 - 13 years - £4.50

Child under 5 - Free

Getting here

Chiddingstone Castle, Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7BH.

Directions via Google Maps to TN8 7BH

Parking - plenty on site, £2.00 honesty box

By Road –  For satellite navigation users our postcode is TN8 7AD. Parking is just 70 meters from the North Door and accessible parking is available. Parking is free but we do have an honesty box where we welcome donations for the upkeep of the grounds. Please note that Chiddingstone Castle cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to vehicles or their contents whilst you are parked on site.

By Rail - Our closest stations are Penshurst, Cowden, Edenbridge, Hildenborough, Sevenoaks and Tonbirgde but do make sure to book a taxi ahead of time as not all of these staions have permanant taxi ranks.

By Air -Gatwick Airport is 40 minutes away, Heathrow Airport 1 hour away.

By Sea -The ferry at Dover is an hour and fifteen minutes away, the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone is 1 hour and ten minutes away.

 

Accessibility

 

As all Denys Bower’s collections are sited on the ground floor at Chiddingstone Castle, they are easily accessible for wheelchair users.  The newly opened Library and Streatfeild Room (showing the history of the Castle and the village) are to be found on the first floor just off the Gallery - regrettably there is no lift to these exhibition rooms but interpretation of the Streatfeild Room can be read in the ground floor Housekeeper’s Room.  Four specially reserved disabled car parking spaces are located in the car park (a one minute walk from the main North Door) and a spacious disabled washroom is sited in our Tea Room courtyard.  All principal entrances and exits can be fitted with wheelchair access facilities.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding your visit.

Access Statement for Chiddingstone Castle

Eating and drinking

 

Enjoy a wide selection of food and drink in our Tea Room and courtyard - coffee and cake, a light lunch with sandwiches or soup or a cream tea.

We source as many of our ingredients as possible fresh from the local area; cakes from Edenbridge, chutneys from Eridge, Speldhurst sausages, wine and cider from Biddenden.

Treat someone to a Full Afternoon Tea at Chiddingstone Castle with one of our Gift Vouchers

Sandwiches, scones, cakes and tea and coffee in a historic house with 35 acres of grounds. Just £15.50.

Family visits

Visit our Historic House, Collections and grounds for a fun and creative day our in the Kentish countryside.

Free activities and Japanese and Ancient Egyptian artefacts to explore.

Group visits

We welcome groups of more that 15 people to explore the Historic House, Collections and grounds, offering reduced entry, guided tours and discounts in our tea room.

School visits

Our education department offers a hands on approach to learning where children and adults are encouraged to participate in activities relating to the collections of Denys Eyre Bower, the historic house and the grounds.

These include Ancient Egyptian and Victorian Activity Days for Primary Schools, Mini Museum Tours for Nursery Schools, and educational trails such as the Wheels of Time for Families.

Fishing

Our lake covers around 3.5 acres and is naturally stocked with Carp, Bream and Perch and is used by responsible fishermen all year round.

Our lake is open to responsible fishermen everyday throughout the year between 7am - 6.30pm. We ask that anyone under the age of 14 is accompanied by an adult and that all fishermen behave respectfully towards Castle staff and other visitors.

Individual day permits cost £10 (up to 2 rods) and under 14s are free.

CHIDDINGSTONE CASTLE

Hill Hoath Road, Nr Edenbridge, TN8 7BH

Get directions

+44 (0)1892 870 347

hello@chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

OPENING HOURS

Sun - Wed : 11am - 5pm

Bank Holidays : 11am - 5pm

See Admission prices

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