Chilham Village

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Chilham Village
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desiresi
Southampton, UK10 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We were staying a few miles away from Chilham and we went almost every day to visit. The castle, the church, the pubs, the streets... it has so much personality! I completely fell in love with this village. Everyone was really nice and welcoming.
Written August 29, 2020
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shane😁😁
Northamptonshire, UK12,255 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Very small in area and a pretty little back in the day type village with a few pubs, a tearoom and the castle.
Parking is available in the centre of the village as well as at the bottom of the hill.
The church located just off the square is stunning too.
Worth a 30 minutes wander.
Visited 9th October 2020.
Written October 9, 2020
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Hayley T
Chilham, UK42 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Such a gorgeous square with free parking, two pubs, a tea room, a church, a post office AND a castle with gorgeous grounds which are open (usually) from June to September. A lovely character-filled hideaway from the city life, but close enough to Canterbury for comfort.
Lots of lovely walking trails around too.
Written March 4, 2021
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PedroWorth
Ashford, UK616 contributions
Situated on high ground above the Stour valley in an area designated as outstanding in natural beauty. Chilham is probably the prettiest village in Kent and well worth a visit. The lovely old builings cluster around the large square where there are a couple of quaint tea rooms and the entrance to Chilham castle. Slightly set back is St. Mary church where the bones of Thomas a Becket once rested. There are two pubs in the village, the Woolpack and the White Horse. Chilham castle is open once month, but sadly only the grounds since the ownership changed. I have walked this area extensively and it is possible to do a circular walk that incorporates Goodnestone house, Juliberry Downs, the water mill and lakes and thence back to Chilham. The village was featured in 'The Adventures of Moll Flanders', 'A Canterbury Tale', and 'Emma'.There is also a quirky farm shop nearby that sells farm memorabilia, home made produce and has an exotic collection of animals. Best visited by car. Easy parking. Best access from London via M20, exit Ashford. Pedroofpobla
Written March 16, 2013
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Irving W
Canterbury, UK40 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
Chilham is a wonderful village. Possibly the most attractive in Kent. In France the square would be a bustling place full of people, outside tables for cafes and restaurants. In England it is a car park even though there is a large and seldom used car park a few minutes walk away.
Written August 11, 2016
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Joolz1970
Iwade, UK81 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
I love Chilham so very pretty and the Woolpack does a fantastic roast dinner too..... Just taking an amble through the village and churchyard is a great way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon
Written March 31, 2015
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Vic051
West Bend, Wisconsin104 contributions
Oct 2012 • Friends
What luck! Our party of four needed a BNB near Canterbury, and we took a chance on Chilham. What a pleasent surprise when we drove into this beautiful, quaint, and historic village. We had planned to visit some other areas in Kent the next morning, but we were so enchanted with Chilham that we spent our morning just strolling around.

We spent two nights in Chilham at a great BNB, and we enjoyed two wonderful meals at one of the pubs in Chilham. Both are reviewed seperately.
Written November 5, 2012
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jillyanna
Bournemouth, UK1,244 contributions
Jul 2012 • Couples
This village is like stepping back in time. There are many old houses & a lovely old church which is open to look round. There are a couple of old pubs & a little tea shop within the village.
There is a free car park just off the main road & then the village is just a short stroll away.
Well worth a look if you are passing through this area of Kent.
Written July 31, 2012
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Northernblonde
Canterbury, UK442 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
This is the village we take all our foreign visitors to. The square with the church at one end and the castle at the other and beautiful timbered houses and shop on the other two sides is as complete a picture of an old village as we have. Traditional teas served in the tearoom and good ale served in the pub makes the experience complete.

A walk down the hill past pretty well-kept dwellings to the other pub at the bottom is also worthwhile.

The only reason I can't give it five stars is that there are always cars parked in the centre of the square which ruin my photos! I appreciate that it's a place where people live - it isn't a museum - so they will want to keep their cars nearby, but what a shame it can't be done a little less obtrusively. As for tourists and visitors (including me) I'm sure we'd all be happy to park in the car park below the village if the square could be kept clear.

Still, well worth a visit summer or winter. A lovely place to spend an hour or two.
Written February 24, 2018
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czechcheeks
Sheridan, WY18 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
We visited Chilham Village with some English friends yesterday (August 14) and were delighted to find the castle open. (It seems that the castle is under private ownership and the new owners were not inclined to open it for public visits, but that has changed.)

Anyway, you can visit on Tuesdays from June through September, the sign on the gate informed us. 5 pounds, (sorry, I don't know where the British "pound" sign is on my American keyboard.) Beautiful little village, and don't forget to try the cream teas at Shelleys, near the castle. Sit down at any table and ask for the cream tea, it is two large scones with clotted cream (it's like a mild, spreadable butter), regular butter, strawberry jam and a pot of tea. The scones melt in your mouth!
Written August 15, 2018
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