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Chiddingstone Castle
Chiddingstone Castle

The history of Chiddingstone Castle can be traced back to the early 1500s, and during its life, the castle has undergone a number of architectural changes and has been owned and lived in by an eclectic mix of people and families.

The early timber-framed Tudor dwelling, inhabited by the Streatfeild family, was first replaced and partly transformed into High Street House in the 1670s. The building went through another transformation during the early 1800s when the then owner, Henry Streatfeild, decided to rebuild the house to resemble a medieval castle and commissioned William Atkinson to design the changes.

Characteristic of the Castles history, Atkinsons plans were never completed, due to lack of funds, and the castles transformation was partially finished according to Henry Kendalls design during the 1830s.

Chiddingstone Castle
An exhibition on the history of Chiddingstone Castle explores the different aspects of the castle’s eventful past. Topics covered in the exhibition include the architectural changes of the castle and its surroundings, life at the castle and the use of the castle for educational purposes by the Long Dene School.

We have a hands on approach to learning where children can participate in activities relating to the Collections.


  • Fascinating Country House set in 35 acres of beautiful grounds, in the National Trust Village of  Chiddingstone
  • Tudor origins and Victorian rooms with hands on activities
  • See the amazing collections of Denys Eyre Bower
  • Japanese Armour, swords and lacquer
  • Egyptian, Buddhist, Jacobean and Stuart antiquities and paintings
  • Guided tours and learning experiences for schools and adults
  • Collection and visitor rooms fully wheelchair accessible
  • Themed family events throughout the year
  • Fairytale wedding and hospitality venue
  • Victorian Tea Room serving delicious lunches and cream teas
  • Well stocked Gift Shop with Local Crafts
Chiddingstone Castle
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01892 870347
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Chiddingstone Castle
Hill Hoath Road

A beautiful castle in the Kent countryside that is easily accessible from London – Chiddingstone is more than just a stunning venue for weddings. We pride ourselves on being able to accommodate a wide variety of requests.

Our experience and flexibility have helped deliver successful private functions and celebrations, charity events, conferences, open days, musical concerts, exhibitions and fairs. The castle and its grounds may also be hired for filming and photographic shoots.

Bespoke catering is provided by our own caterers, Kalm Kitchen, and you are invited to contact them with all your requirements on 01483 813360