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Chiddingstone Castle

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It was raining what shall we do?

Looked at the map and found Chiddingstone Castle looked on INET and it was open so drove from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John H
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Cracking afternoon tea!

I went here with my family for an afternoon tea to commentate my upcoming marriage. We enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Kent, United Kingdom
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  • Terrible2%
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“tea room”(22 reviews)
“cream tea”(10 reviews)
“worth a visit”(14 reviews)
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
+44 1892 870347
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was bought Cream Tea for Two at a Castle for my birthday. The only castle in the South that was part of the deal was Chiddingstone. I had never heard of it and didn't have the highest expectations. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looked at the map and found Chiddingstone Castle looked on INET and it was open so drove from Caterham and we're delighted by the country run down and the castle when we arrived. It's not very old although the first house here was in 15...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning venue all year round. We got married here last year and it was truly magical. Beautiful castle grounds with lovely tea rooms throughout summer. Great place to walk the dog or to visit the museum inside for a small cost. Natalie and the...More

Thank Alexandra E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice visit with the family today. I felt that it was a bit pricey for what's on offer to view but it's a lovely place, with a mix of private collections.

Thank Tracey J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to visit. The house has a great collection of artifacts including egyptian and japanese items. The gardens have nice walks, a pretty bridge and an egyptian grass maze. You can walk through the grounds to the National Trust village and...More

1  Thank LittleJenny
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

What an absolutely amazing place. Admission, at £9.50, is great value and money really well spent. It’s an incredibly light and airy large country house containing lots of interesting Japanese, Egyptian, Buddhist and, most appealing to me, Stuart and Jacobite artefacts. We received a very...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

I went here with my family for an afternoon tea to commentate my upcoming marriage. We enjoyed looking round the castle and then had a real treat. The afternoon tea was superb! It was generous, delicious and very reasonably priced. The castle gave us our...More

Thank katieeeeek
Zoe G, Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are delighted that you had such a lovely afternoon tea at the castle. So lovely to hear your comments and really hope to welcome you back soon. Wishing you all the best for your upcoming marriage.

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We were very fortunate to be given afternoon tea voucher for the castle and wished to take two friends. We did not want s tour of the castle just tea and a walk in the grounds. We were charged £16 a head for two scones...More

2  Thank Sally B
Zoe G, Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hello Sally, we are so sorry to read that you were disappointed by your visit to Chiddingstone Castle. We would love to speak to understand the situation more fully as you're right that price is very high for a Cream Tea (meant to be £6.50)....More

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

If you like history you will find this place interesting. It is not a castle.it is well maintained and clean. The grounds have a nice view but not very good for walking around and we did not bother with the cafe. There is very little...More

1  Thank SueDanPete
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We have visited this wonderful Castle quite a few times now and each time we go there leads to further delights. We enjoyed a wonderful talk by Anna Pasternak, followed by a light lunch, and purchase of a jar of delicious Chiddingstone honey from the...More

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Anna S
30 July 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
25 June 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.
Kris E
28 May 2018|
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Response from john g | Reviewed this property |
Put some money in the honesty box by the gates in the village. There was nobody around when we were there. I suppose you have to pay to visit the castle.