We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tonbridge Castle

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Little bit of history

Cute little castle to have a look around. This place really adds to the town's quirkiness and makes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Braeburn33
,
Sidcup, United Kingdom
Surprise to find

Although local had not been inside or around the castle. A surprising gem well laid out and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rachel C
Read all 196 reviews
224
All photos (224)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“audio tour”(14 reviews)
“high street”(16 reviews)
“the river”(34 reviews)
About
Reputedly England's finest example of a Motte and Bailey Castle with a splendid 13th Century Gatehouse. A Tonbridge Castle Gatehouse Tour includes an interactive recreation of Medieval life, featuring an audio-visual presentation, a chance to...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Contact
89 High Street, Tonbridge TN9 1BG, England
Website
+44 1732 770929
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (196)
Filter reviews
189 results
Traveller rating
74
84
25
5
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
74
84
25
5
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews audio tour high street the river walk up information boards its heyday own pace the tourist information office steep stairs re enactment grassed area nice walk take your time public toilets pleasant hour interesting displays lovely place to visit
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 189 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Impressive Norman gate house and mote with a view. All set in a park known as The Race Course. You can pay to go inside the gatehouse . There are interactive displays and a good town view from the top. Nice place to spend an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute little castle to have a look around. This place really adds to the town's quirkiness and makes for an interesting afternoon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Braeburn33
TonbridgeCastle, Customer Services Advisor at Tonbridge Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Braeburn33, thanks for your review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle is in the heart of Tonbridge and offers much on the outside. Lovely courtyard, views of the river and a keep to walk up. All free to do too. We didn't go inside but would do next time.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Chopper_bass
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although local had not been inside or around the castle. A surprising gem well laid out and interesting to go round.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rachel C
TonbridgeCastle, Customer Services Advisor at Tonbridge Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Rachel, we're glad that you enjoyed your visit to Tonbridge Castle. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 7 November 2018

I read other people's reviews and I wonder what they've been drinking. To say this is a waste of time and not worth seeing is a travesty. I've been to many castles throughout the UK and Wales, some in good condition, others in ruins. Tonbridge...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank A5223EKmargaretb
TonbridgeCastle, Customer Services Advisor at Tonbridge Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hi A5223EKmargaretb, thank you for your great review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Tonbridge Castle was an important part of the medieval world in Kent as it was strategically located on the Medway River and was about half way between London and the Coast, everything going through, being built etc. was taxed by the Earl of Leicester and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank WW_Traveller023
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent need to go ,to experience the workings of the castle .more than I thought it was good 2 hours of history well worth just £6

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank brynmonk
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Didn’t get a chance to go in but a lovely little castle and grounds. Just a shame they’ve bolted a building to it 🤷🏽‍♂️ Worth a quick stopover if your passing through Tonbridge.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fazxc
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Staying in close by Tunbridge Wells, we arrived during an 'open weekend,' which was great. Free entry to the tower, which was interesting and well put together and not too long to queue. A Medieval Event was in full swing in the centre of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Malcolm H
Reviewed 6 September 2018

This really is a historic place to visit. There is a public car-park right next the castle, and the high street with several hotels and pubs is close by. Entry costs normally £9.00 for adults and just under £6.00 for children and senior citizens. If...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank aramis
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Best Western Rose and Crown in Tonbridge
530 reviews
.17 km away
Premier Inn Tonbridge North Hotel
433 reviews
1.53 km away
Premier Inn Tonbridge Hotel
413 reviews
1.58 km away
Salomons Estate
291 reviews
5.36 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 111 nearby restaurants
Havet Turkish Restaurant
682 reviews
.21 km away
Gaab Kao Thai Restaurant
220 reviews
.11 km away
Beyond the Grounds
76 reviews
.09 km away
Creams Factory
59 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 44 nearby attractions
Tudeley Woods
5 reviews
1.48 km away
Artspring Gallery
17 reviews
.31 km away
St Peter & St Paul
12 reviews
.26 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
spudle12
20 April 2017|
Answer
Response from KentEnglandLife | Reviewed this property |
Hope this helps : Disabled access is limited, only the ground floor is accessible for disabled visitors, which does have a virtual tour facility of the whole gatehouse. All of the Castle Grounds have disabled access. Taken... More
1
Vote