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First visit to Chiddingstone Castle

We visited Chiddingstone Castle on a warm Bank Holiday Monday in May. We drove to the castle and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stewart C
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Chatham, United Kingdom
Lovely tea room.

We visited on a Sunday. Had a lovely walk around the grounds and the village just outside. The... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2019
papat2018
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Sidcup, 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...more
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Chiddingstone Castle Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone TN8 7AD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely walk around this beautiful castle and grounds finished off with a scrumptious Cream Tea. The grounds were so beautiful and peaceful, even saw a deer in the woods. Such an interesting history to the place. Tea rooms were very clean with friendly...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Chiddcastle, Front Office Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a lovely review, thank you so much! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once the home of an avid collector and some of his treasures exhibited very well, lit in small exhibition cases. Staff welcoming , enthusiastic and knowledgable. Gardens not exceptional but nice roses. Walk to Chiddingstone village over magical lake. Cream tea excellent served by lovely...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Chiddcastle, Front Office Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this review, I have passed on your kind comments to the lovely ladies! Come back soon ....

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Chiddingstone Castle on a warm Bank Holiday Monday in May. We drove to the castle and there was a good amount of car parking available here though a £2 ‘donation’ for this facility was requested via an ‘honesty box’ (although these did not...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Chiddcastle, Front Office Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your very comprehensive review, we are so pleased you were able to enjoy the whole experience of Chiddingstone Castle, including the many collections, grounds and our tea rooms. Our honesty boxes have been vandalised so we are reviewing this payment...More

Reviewed May 15, 2019

What a wonderfully place to visit, superb setting and with its ample car park close enough to the Castle itself even for such as we old age pensioners. We also found Chidingstone Castle's volunteer staff not just helpful but dare I also say non materialistic...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Chiddcastle, Front Office Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Chiddingstone Castle. I have passed on your comments to all our staff, and yes we do love having our visitors here, please do come again!

Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday. Had a lovely walk around the grounds and the village just outside. The castle and grounds are kept in very good condition. I would definitely recommend if you visit. To go to the tea room area. Especially if the weather...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Chiddcastle, Front Office Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

What a lovely review, thank you so much!

Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

As part of a visit to Chiddingstone village, we enjoyed a walk around the castle and grounds with a visit to the tea shop. All very enjoyable. There was also the literature festival, but did not take over. We plan to go again. On a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Chiddcastle, Front Office Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, we would love to welcome you back, perhaps even for a spot of fishing down by the lake?

Reviewed May 1, 2019

This place has the collections of an early 20th century art/antiques dealer displayed in the former family home of the Streatfields (?) . The collections are interesting withthe best being the Japanese artefacts.There is a very pleasant tea room and a small shop. There are...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Chiddcastle, Front Office Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

We are pleased you enjoyed the collections of Denys Eyre Bower, especially the beautiful Japanese objects. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

We had a very pleasant afternoon in chiddingston castle and village. The castle is really a gothic house with various artifacts collected by the late owner. It's quite interesting and I think we spent about an hour in the house. There's a pleasant cafe where...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

My daughter took me here as a belated christmas present. We had a taxi each way from Edenbridge station. The castle contains fascinating collections of Japanese armour and lacquerware, Jacobite mementos, Buddhist items and Ancient Egyptian treasures. They were all collected by an eccentric englishman....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

Take an afternoon to visit the house, gardens and village. A bit off the beaten track but the staff were very friendly. Superintesting back story. Especially superb for those interested in Scottish history -great memorabiliia. Mummies, murder ( attempted), walnut cake. Highclere without the queues....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Chiddcastle, Front Office Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Thank you so much for this lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your day here and appreciated all we have to offer. Please do visit us again!

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July 30, 2018|
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Response from john g | Reviewed this property |
There must be a website, or phone number. When we were there the castle was closed and the entire area was deserted - it was bliss. We just enjoyed strolling around the grounds and admiring the flowers along the perimeter... More
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June 25, 2018|
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Response from Palaeontology | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I answered the wrong question! I believe you get fishing permits from the Casle reception.
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Kris E
May 28, 2018|
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Response from tentgirl | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't have to. There's a box on your way into the grounds asking for a donation so I just put £1 in there as I spent a short time there.
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