Chiddingstone Castle

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Hill Hoath Road

Home to a fascinating collection of Japanese Samurai armour, Buddhist figures, Ancient Egyptian artefacts,Jacobite and Stuart paintings and memorabilia. All were collected by the last owner of the castle, Denys Bower. An eccentric art dealer and collector who believed himself to be the reincarnation of Bonnie Prince Charlie and was imprisoned for the attempted murder of his girlfriend! Our own upstairs-downstairs experience with a Victorian kitchen, scullery, servants' hall and a servant's bedroom in the attic. Children's activity room with hands on activities. The estate has 35 acres of grounds complete with a lake, woodland and award- winning orangery. Tea-room, gift shop and second-hand bookshop.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Beginning of April to end of October Sun-Wed 11am-5pm. Last entry 4:15pm Throughout the year for group visits, school visits and special events. Check our website for details


Adults £9 Children 5-13 £4 (under 5 free) Families (2 adults + 2 children) £23.50 Groups £7.50pp (min 15 people) Family Season Pass (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) £46 Adult Season ticket: £17 Parking: £2 in honesty box Free entry to Grounds, Tearoom and Gift Shop


  • Museums Association

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Facilities and services


  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan
  • Cafeteria
  • Gardens open to public
  • Members/Friends facilities offered
  • Picnic area
  • Public car park
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Education facilities available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups


  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Guided tours
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • General guide to collections available
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Commercial filming service
  • Handling sessions
  • Information point provided
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available

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