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.

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

We are open from Sunday 29th March to Wednesday 28th October 2020

Our open days are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Bank Holidays, excluding Good Friday

11am - 5pm, with last entry and orders at 4.15pm

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 and tours. We also offer discounts for parties of 15 people or more when booked in advance.

School visits

Pupils of all ages can learn from the castle, collections, and grounds with our themed visits for schools, which include Ancient Egyptian and Victorian Activity Days.

Tea Room

Enjoy a light lunch or cream tea served at your table on traditional vintage china. If you have a voucher to claim or would like to treat someone to an Afternoon Tea or Cream Tea voucher, please call us.

Gift Shop

Located in the Well Tower, selling an array of local produce, gifts, antiques and second hand books.


You can walk around our lawns, lake and woodland and on Open Days you can enjoy tea, coffee, light lunches and cream teas in our Tea Room without paying entry into the Castle & Collections. 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 and courtyard tea room. 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 but ask that you please dismount when in the grounds.

Hire a Country Bike from our car park and explore the surrounding countryside.

Opening Hours


The 2020 Open Season runs from

Sunday 29th March to

Wednesday 28th October

We are open Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed and Bank Holidays, excluding Good Friday

11am - 5pm, with last entry and orders at 4.15pm


Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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