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Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone TN8 7AD, England
+44 1892 870347
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Afternoon Tea

We were very fortunate to be given afternoon tea voucher for the castle and wished to take two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sally B
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Historical

If you like history you will find this place interesting. It is not a castle.it is well maintained... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SueDanPete
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“tea room” (22 reviews)
“worth a visit” (14 reviews)
“cream tea” (9 reviews)
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Chiddingstone Castle Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone TN8 7AD, England
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+44 1892 870347
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"tea room"
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"worth a visit"
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"cream tea"
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"vintage fair"
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"afternoon tea"
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"scones"
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"owned by the national trust"
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"eclectic collection"
in 3 reviews
"suits of armour"
in 3 reviews
"herbaceous borders"
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"on display"
in 8 reviews
"pleasant grounds"
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"wooden bridge"
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"old village"
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"mulled wine"
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"pleasant walk"
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"north downs"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank Sally B
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Zoe G, Manager at Chiddingstone Castle, responded to this reviewResponded today

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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

1  Thank Roberta R
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Plenty of info signs around the Castle telling you it's history, I was surprised that it's not an old castle & a previous owner moved the village! Not to busy on a week day. Do walk through the grounds towards the river & over the...More

1  Thank Wendy H
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

An honesty box stands at the entrance of the grounds in the old village - asking for a very reasonable fee of £2. A wooden bridge spans a large pond dotted with water lilies, and a path leads up to the 'Castle'. It is in...More

1  Thank john g
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

The castle is a house with extensions to make it look like a castle so don't expect a fortified stronghold! Plenty of items to look at- a personal collection - particularly Japanese and Egyptian. Rooms open to view too. Plenty of history to learn. Loads...More

1  Thank JackieSaracen
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Visited many times. I love the history of this place Denys Eyre Bower, who bought and restore it for his collections in the 1950s is what makes it special and interesting. Although it has changed sine we first started going, there is still lots to...More

3  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

A beautiful walk through the grounds of Chiddingstone Castle. 35 acres with far reaching views across the Kent countryside. The house itself is very interesting to visit and does not take too long.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Part of an Arts Society visit to this fabulous historic house, art collections & gardens. Super Egyptian, Japanese & Jacobite collections. Bhudist collection not available due to a rain leak. Gardens were restricted due to previous heavy rain. The village is owned by the National...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Had a look round the wedding fair and the castle grounds. Can see potential for a great photo here!!

1  Thank Braeburn33
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Anna S
31 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
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Michael L
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.
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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.
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