Chiddingstone Castle

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home, Castle or defences

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

Admission charges

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

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Weapons and War, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Fine Art, Coins and Medals, Personalities

Chiddingstone Castle
Hill Hoath Road


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Enquiries Email


01892 870347

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