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Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone TN8 7AD, England
+44 1892 870347
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Chiddingstone Castle as a building is not particularly worth visiting. However what makes it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JN1230
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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We spent an afternoon at Chiddingstone Castle. We had a light lunch n the cafe before visiting the... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
Jeffroyals
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London, United Kingdom
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A charming, unique English country house and accredited museum, home to the late Denys Eyre Bower's fascinating collection of art & antiquities, and serving scrumptious cream teas in our traditional Tea Room, as well as being an award-winning heritage wedding venue.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Chiddingstone Castle Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone TN8 7AD, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Chiddingstone Castle as a building is not particularly worth visiting. However what makes it interesting are the private collections of Japanese, Egyptian, Buddhist and Jacobite artefacts. Denys Bower, the collector, was also an interesting character ending up in Jail for accidentally shooting a girl friend....More

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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

We spent an afternoon at Chiddingstone Castle. We had a light lunch n the cafe before visiting the house. We made our own way round the house as there was no tours. The Castle is unique and contains some priceless exhibits. The gardens were also...More

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Ali D, General Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Dear Jeffroyals, Many thanks for your review of your recent visit to Chiddingstone Castle. We're so pleased you found the building and exhibits unique and interesting. Best wishes.

Reviewed August 23, 2017

Went on coach trip made very welcome. Didn't take very long to tour castle, never seen blackout covers over display items before. Enjoyed my ham and chutney sandwiches with a lovely cake in tea room Gift shop is very small Walked to the national trust...More

Thank Hazel W
Ali D, General Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Dear Hazel W, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Chiddingstone Castle and the village. We are delighted that you felt you were made very welcome, and we have noted your comments ref a visitor map of the gardens -...More

Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely day out with friends at this venue !! Sun was out .. and the stunning views are to die for !! Well worth going to have a look ...,

Thank Dee D
Ali D, General Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Dear Dee D, Thank you for taking the time to give Chiddingstone Castle a 5 star review after your visit here. We're delighted you found it so enjoyable and that the sun shone for you. Best wishes.

Reviewed August 17, 2017

Beautiful, historic building in a beautiful little Kent village. Only stayed for a beer but they were friendly, had Larkins, that I hadn't had for a while and there was a nice area to sit outside.More

Thank GIDAYE
Ali D, General Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Dear GIDAYE, Thank you for your very kind review on our Trip Advisor page - we're not sure if you visited Chiddingstone Castle or just the adjacent Castle Inn in the village. Either way, we're delighted you had a good time and enjoyed a pint...More

Reviewed August 16, 2017

We've often driven by but only just discovered what a charming peaceful space this is. I didn't realise you can just park (a couple of quid in the honesty box is asked for) and enjoy the views and walks. Delightful spot on a summers day.

Thank Stephen S
Ali D, General Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Dear Stephen S, We're so glad that you chose to drive in and discover Chiddingstone Castle recently - and wrote such a lovely review. We hope you'll visit again next time you're passing. Best wishes.

Reviewed August 15, 2017

This is a local attraction for us and we enjoy the collection of items on display.The staff are very friendly and there is plenty to see. The new library is a lovely addition.More

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Ali D, General Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Dear Countrymouse2013, Thanks so much for your 5 star review of your visit to Chiddingstone Castle - we're particularly glad that you enjoyed the newly-opened library of some of Denys Bower's 4000 books! Your kind comments have been passed on to the team here. Best...More

Reviewed August 15, 2017

A hidden gem for a lovely day out. Many interesting Japanese and other eclectic items gathered by an eccentric collector who then left them for the benefit of others to enjoy. Now overseen by a Trust that receives no Government funding this faux castle has...More

Thank B W
Ali D, General Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Dear B W, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your visit to Chiddingstone Castle. Your comments have been passed on to the whole team here and are much appreciated. Best wishes.

Reviewed July 30, 2017

When Denys Eyre Bower, the eccentric collector owner, died the National Trust refused to take on this faux castle. Thank heavens a trust was formed to maintain the estate and display the collections of Japanese, Egyptian, Budhist, Jacobean and other artefacts collected by the colourful...More

Thank Googly2010
Ali D, General Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Dear Googly2010, Thank you for your delightful review of your visit to Chiddingstone Castle - we are so pleased you had such a good visit and learned so much about Denys Bower. We look forward to seeing you again with your grandchildren. Best wishes.

Reviewed July 27, 2017

Although the castle was closed when I visited before having dinner at The Castle Inn adjacent to it, a walk around this building set amongst beautiful gardens and lakes was lovely.More

Thank Lynn G
Ali D, General Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Dear Lynn G, Thank you for reviewing your visit to the Castle's gardens and we hope you had a lovely dinner at the Castle Inn. If you visit the area again, you'll find the Castle open on Sundays to Wednesdays from April to October (11-5)....More

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I'm sorry I really don't know but they seem to be very helpful and aware of customers' needs so I would be surprised if they didnt cater for someone who is coeliac
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