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Chiddingstone Castle

Closed Now: 11:00 - 17:00
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A Fascinating History

Although it is called Castle it started as a house with Tudor origins that became a castle. In WW2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Surrey, United Kingdom
Nice walk in gardens

We had a nice walk around The gardens And woods (suggested donation £2). We didn’t go inside The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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“tea room”(22 reviews)
“cream tea”(10 reviews)
“worth a visit”(14 reviews)
A charming, unique English country house and accredited museum, home to the late Denys Eyre Bower's fascinating collection of art & antiquities, and serving scrumptious cream teas in our traditional Tea Room, as well as being an award-winning...more
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Chiddingstone Castle Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone TN8 7AD, England
+44 1892 870347
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent pleasant few hours exploring the house and gardens.Well worth the admission.The staff were very helpful and made us welcome.Had a lovely cream tea with friends and found the story of the eccentric former owner in 50 s fascinating.Good value for money but probably not...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is called Castle it started as a house with Tudor origins that became a castle. In WW2 it was a military base and then in 1955 it was purchased by a bank clerk called Denys Eyre Bower for £6,000, borrowing the whole sum...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice walk around The gardens And woods (suggested donation £2). We didn’t go inside The castle, but you needed tickets for this. Beautiful flowers.

Thank PaulMarc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off with the family one Sunday, quite late in the afternoon, but the staff welcomed us in and were happy to serve us anyway. Only a small, classic menu but varied enough to please us. Really nice, freshly made sandwiches and lovely teas in...More

Thank Scenic68763
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went here mid week this is a private funded house and well worth a vist.The collections in the house are a true reflection of an old fashion explorer.Wonderful views from inside and outside of the house,but the best was to come...More

Thank jsfisheagle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was bought Cream Tea for Two at a Castle for my birthday. The only castle in the South that was part of the deal was Chiddingstone. I had never heard of it and didn't have the highest expectations. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The...More

Thank YumYum61
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Looked at the map and found Chiddingstone Castle looked on INET and it was open so drove from Caterham and we're delighted by the country run down and the castle when we arrived. It's not very old although the first house here was in 15...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely stunning venue all year round. We got married here last year and it was truly magical. Beautiful castle grounds with lovely tea rooms throughout summer. Great place to walk the dog or to visit the museum inside for a small cost. Natalie and the...More

Thank Alexandra E
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Nice visit with the family today. I felt that it was a bit pricey for what's on offer to view but it's a lovely place, with a mix of private collections.

Thank Tracey J
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a lovely place to visit. The house has a great collection of artifacts including egyptian and japanese items. The gardens have nice walks, a pretty bridge and an egyptian grass maze. You can walk through the grounds to the National Trust village and...More

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Anna S
30 July 2018|
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Response from john g | Reviewed this property |
There must be a website, or phone number. When we were there the castle was closed and the entire area was deserted - it was bliss. We just enjoyed strolling around the grounds and admiring the flowers along the perimeter... More
25 June 2018|
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Response from Palaeontology | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I answered the wrong question! I believe you get fishing permits from the Casle reception.
Kris E
28 May 2018|
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Response from john g | Reviewed this property |
Put some money in the honesty box by the gates in the village. There was nobody around when we were there. I suppose you have to pay to visit the castle.