Group Visits

Chiddingstone Castle welcomes all groups and is delighted with the consistently positive feedback received. Get in touch to organise your 2024 personalised tour. For an informal enquiry, to discuss your needs or arrange a group organiser visit, please contact us via email at hello@chiddingstonecastle.org.uk or via phone on 01892 870347.

 

Goodhugh Room for private dining

Park on the lawns for car meets

Beautiful Tudor Village

Arrange your visit

Dedicated staff offer a personalised and flexible approach to tailor your day at Chiddingstone Castle, grounds and village. We match the needs of your group of ten or more. 

Our curator gives an exclusive guided tour of the house and collections and encourages discussion, taking you on a cultural journey to suit your interests. Other experts are available for special interest talks on request. 

Your day can be catered as you wish with pre-prepared meals, afternoon teas and cakes, or simply tea, coffee and biscuits in a private room. 

Scheduling in free time to wander and explore the house and grounds is an essential part of a day’s experience. During your visit you have access to the house and collections for the duration of your stay. Once here you can explore our woodland trails, relax on the lawns, lounge by the lake and visit the village.

 

Car parking is available for coaches and for individual cars. Plenty of space enables displays for large groups of speciality cars, providing the castle as a backdrop (subject to weather).

Your accessibility needs are important to us. We encourage you to discuss and confirm your needs so that we can accommodate your visitors however possible.

A short walk through our grounds will take you to Chiddingstone Village, a National Trust protected Tudor Hamlet which has served as film set for many tv and film productions. The village attractions include the oldest shop in the country, St Mary’s Church, the rare ‘Vinegar Bible’, the oldest post box in the country, as well as the ancient Druid ‘Chiding Stone’.

A group consists of ten people or more and qualifies for a discounted admission price.  Carers are allocated free admission tickets.

Contact Us

For an informal enquiry, to discuss your needs or arrange a group organiser visit, please contact us via email at hello@chiddingstonecastle.org.uk or via phone on 01892 870347.

Testimonials from previous visitors

Super Collection...

“Fabulous little gem of a place owned by Denys Eyre Bower who was an art dealer and collector. This houses a super collection of Japanese, Egyption, Stuart and Jacobean and Buddhist artefacts as well as being an interesting house, with various periods reflected including an extensive Victorian kitchen.”

Sumptuous Afternoon Tea...

“Beautiful house and surroundings, we went for afternoon tea for 35 people! It was a pre-wedding family picnic. Excellent service and hospitality. The whole team was so supportive and made the event memorable for everyone. Highly recommended. The most sumptuous afternoon tea one could go for.”

Interesting History...

“The Castle and grounds are lovely and we truly enjoyed strolling around at a leisurely pace for the time we were there
If you like your history there are plenty of facts to find here as the castle itself dates from the early 19th century, with some parts dating back to the early 16th century.”

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Opening Hours

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

Fishing available

 

 

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