Group Visits

We love welcoming groups, whether large or small, to Chiddingstone Castle and receive consistently excellent feedback from all those who have come to visit.

With a small team of dedicated staff we offer a personalised and flexible approach to help organise a schedule that works for you and your group.

Arrange your visit

For group bookings we offer exclusive guided tours with our resident Castle curator who will slowly guide you through the collections, taking questions and giving opportunities for discussion throughout. We also offer fully catered and pre-prepared meals, afternoon teas, and deserts, as well as the offer of teas, coffees, and biscuits on arrival in a private room. 

To qualify as a group you must have fifteen or more people, at which point we offer a discounted admission price, free admission to the group leader, and a refreshment voucher for the driver to redeem in our relaxing tearoom courtyard. Carers additionally are allocated free admission tickets.

If you would like to discuss details further, make any general enquiries, or arrange a group organiser visit, don’t hesitate to get in touch via email at hello@chiddingstonecastle.org.uk or via phone on 01892 872746.

Visit our historic village as part of your trip.

We operate on a free flow basis here at Chiddingstone Castle, meaning you have free unrestrained access to the house and collections for the duration of your visit. Once here you are free to explore our woodland trails and relax on the lawns, or sit by the lake. In addition to this, just a short walk through our beautiful grounds you will find Chiddingstone Village, a National Trust protected Tudor Hamlet which has served as film set for many productions. The attractions therein include but are not limited to: the oldest shop in the country, St Mary’s Church and the rare ‘Vinegar Bible’, the oldest post box in the country, as well as the ancient Druid ‘Chiding Stone’.

Covid-19 precautions

We specialise in tailoring the day to match the needs of the group, and realise that 2022 is going to present its own set of problems and uncertainties. Rest assured that we will be working within all Government guidelines that are in place at the time of your visit. We employ a facemask mandate for staff, open windows in the house to help with ventilation, and have hand sanitiser stationed throughout the house. If your group would prefer to come in individual cars we have plenty of parking space available.

Castle group visits
Castle group visits
Castle group visits
Castle group visits
Castle group visits

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GROUNDS AND LAKE

Open daily 7am - 6.30pm

 

CASTLE, COLLECTIONS & TEA ROOM

The Castle and Tea Room are now closed for the winter season 

 

 

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Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm