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Chilham Castle

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only open in the summer

Chilham castle is still a family home and as such is not open in the winter.The grounds are open... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
First time visit, a perfect place for a walk.

Always drive past so we thought we'd have a look around. We did arrive with only an hour to spare... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Kent, United Kingdom
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Chilham Castle Gardens is a picturesque, 25 acre, well maintained private garden situated on the Stour valley in the heart of rural Kent. 7 miles west of Canterbury and 9 miles north of ashford, Chilham Castle Gardens are easily accessible by both...more
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Chilham Castle Chilham Castle Estate, Chilham CT4 8DB, England
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All reviews national trust property well worth a visit jewel in the crown grounds acres estate kent remains village trees
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chilham castle is still a family home and as such is not open in the winter.The grounds are open Tuesdays only during the summer and I understand they are well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank beachman_12
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Always drive past so we thought we'd have a look around. We did arrive with only an hour to spare but the lady on the desk was helpful and gave us a map and pointed us in the right direction. A little cheeky to charge...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely morning visiting the grounds. Very well kept gardens. A little bridge over to a little island.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

These garden are a lovely place to enjoy on a summers day. Not open all the time makes it more special.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank PDWood79
Reviewed July 3, 2018

I’m afraid I can’t understand why anyone would post a bad review about this jewel in the crown of Kent. The views and the gardens are magnificent and the staff are absolutely lovely. At our visit, the gardens were in full bloom, full of interesting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Bobfalconer
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Opens at 10am. Wait around if you get there early for a leaflet as there were none when we arrived and you do need a map as nothing is sign posted around the gardens, leaving you with no idea what anything is. Although saying that,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank whomewhy
bobchilli, General Manager at Chilham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Dear whomewhy Im sorry to hear of your disappointment whilst visiting the gardens at Chilham Castle but would refute the majority of your facts. Just to clarify, the castle gardens are open every Tuesday from the beginning of June until the end of September. The...More

Reviewed June 12, 2018

Open Tuesdays in summer - well worth a visit - many stunning views. Lovely village too. Friendly staff. Would recommend.

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank Beddington210
Reviewed June 4, 2018

Really enjoyed our visit here which coincided with an event there - Chilham Chase, a family fun run. Modern and vintage cars on display and food/drink stalls etc. Lots of people had brought picnics and chairs which all added to the fun atmosphere. Beautiful grounds...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank North117
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Shame really. Rarely open but if the owner is always at home and needs his home to himself then even people walking in the garden is annoying. The house looks nice from the gates. Same view as the photo.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank whadders54
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Well, l could go on about Chilham and the Castle for an eternity, l schooled in the part Tudor/Victorian school in School Hill, and visited the Castle many times. You can visit this attraction during the many activities held in the grounds throughout the year...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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