Chiddingstone Castle Castles

Chiddingstone Castle


Share this

Chiddingstone Castle, a squire's home with Tudor roots, hidden in lovely unspoiled Wealden countryside yet only 35 miles from London, was once the seat of the Streatfeilds, and has retained an intimate, timeless appeal through all changes. Chiddingstone Castle is open to the public during the summer months as a tourist attraction. A delightful place to visit without crowds of people - step off the beaten track and relax a while.

Chiddingstone Castle is not a museum, but a living country house which is set to endure long into the future so that generations to come may enjoy it.

In redecorating the house we have not tried to repeat past fashions, but to choose styles which would have appealed to the Streatfeilds - well-to-do, appreciative of quality, but scornful of ostentation - and to Denys Bower, with his unfailing sense of the fitness of things.

The Mansion: A fantasy Georgian Castle, finely furnished and welcoming. For 400 years, it was the seat of the Streatfeilds, great ironmasters. It tells a story about the past: architecture, domestic life, and the social and economic roots of Kent.

The Royal Stuart and Jacobite Collection: Pictures and memorabilia about this tragic dynasty, which reveals people and brings the past alive.

The Egyptian Collection: With objects from pre-dynastic to Roman times, the finest private collection in the country.

The Japanese Collection: Lacquerware, swords, and armour - the greatest private collection in the West. Important not only for instruction about Japan itself but also for its influence on Western art.

The Buddhist Collection: Images and relics from various Eastern countries. A beautiful introduction to comparative religion, which fascinates children.


Weekdays 2. 00 pm - 5. 30 pm;

Sundays and Bank Holidays 11. 30 am - 5. 30 pm. Last admittance: 5. 00pm.

Attraction Details

For enquiries about Chiddingstone Castle, please contact the attraction using the details below.

VenueChiddingstone Castle
AddressChiddingstone, Chiddingstone, Kent, TN8 7AD
Opening times
Entry costs
Attraction typeCastles

Hotels near Chiddingstone Castle

Staying overnight in Chiddingstone?

Wondering where to stay that's close to Chiddingstone Castle? We've teamed up with to provide the best room rates for hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs near Chiddingstone in Chiddingstone.

Waterlake Byre


Waterlake Byre is a holiday home with a barbecue, situated in Edenbridge. The holiday home is 3.4 km from Hever Castle.

Postcode: TN8 7AJ
Distance from :
1.2 miles

CHECK AVAILABILITYHotel details, map & prices

Hever Castle Luxury Bed


Set in 125 acres of formal gardens, this 13th-century double-moated castle offers luxurious yet modern bedrooms with free Wi-Fi. Access is via the private gated entrance and guests have free parking in a private car park..

Postcode: TN8 7NG
Distance from :
1.3 miles

CHECK AVAILABILITYHotel details, map & prices

The Leicester Arms Hotel


With a Michelin listed restaurant, The Leicester Arms Hotel also offers a bar, free WiFi access and free private parking. Set in the picturesque village of Penshurst, this grade II listed hotel is 5.3 miles from Hever Castle & Gardens and 10.

Postcode: TN11 8BT
Distance from :
2 miles

CHECK AVAILABILITYHotel details, map & prices

Ye Old Crown


Just 3 miles from Hever Castle & Gardens, Ye Old Crown is located in the town of Edenbridge. With free WiFi access available and free parking, the property also offers a bar and a restaurant..

Postcode: TN8 5AR
Distance from :
3.4 miles

CHECK AVAILABILITYHotel details, map & prices

Taylour House


Taylour House is a detached holiday home located in Edenbridge in the Kent Region and is 3.4 km from Hever Castle. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site.

Postcode: TN27 0JA
Distance from :
3.4 miles

CHECK AVAILABILITYHotel details, map & prices

Two mountpleasant


Located in Ide Hill, this holiday home features free WiFi. The unit is 33 km from London. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, as well as a coffee machine.

Postcode: TN14 6JH
Distance from :
4.3 miles

CHECK AVAILABILITYHotel details, map & prices

View all hotels in Chiddingstone


Have you been to Chiddingstone Castle? Please rate this attraction to assist others.

        How many thumbs for Chiddingstone Castle?

Your comments:

comments powered by Disqus