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Set in 35 acres of informal grounds, this country house with Tudor origins and Victorian rooms was redesigned to resemble a medieval castle in the 19th century.

The house is filled with extraordinary artefacts which were collected by one man, Denys Eyre Bower, who lived at the Castle from 1955 to 1977. The collections include Japanese lacquer and Samurai armour, Ancient Egyptian artefacts, Buddhist objects, Stuart paintings and Jacobite manuscripts.

The grounds feature views of the North Downs, a Victorian Orangery, large open lawns, woodland and a lake which is naturally stocked and can be fished all year round. From the Castle you can take a five-minute stroll over the bridge crossing our lake into the charming village of Chiddingstone.

Enjoy a light lunch or cream tea served at your table on traditional china, and browse the Gift Shop in the Well Tower which sells a delightful array of local produce, gifts, antiques and second hand books. Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds and courtyard tea room.

Chiddingstone Castle

Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7AD

01892 870347

Opening times
11am – 5pm with last admission at 4.15pm from Monday 30th April to Wednesday 28th October, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays. Not open Good Friday.

50% off entry with National Art Pass

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