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Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone, Near Edenbridge, TN8 7AD
under 5's free £9 adults, children £4, family £23.50
Mon, Tue, Wed, Sun, 11am to 5pm, last admission 4.15
Chiddingstone Castle is set in idyllic grounds and countryside with a lake and award winning orangery.
Children will also love the Egyptian Garden of Eternity located in the grounds of the Castle.
The Castle is a short walk from the national trust village of Chiddingstone or park in the grounds.
The history of Chiddingstone Castle can be traced back to the early 1500s. 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.
Families can discover ancient Egyptian artefacts (A well-kept secret amongst Egyptologists)which includes some unique and rare objects such as a red porphyry head of a queen from the from the Ptolemaic Period, an outstanding collection of shabti figures which were placed inside tombs as workers for the afterlife, a 5,000 year old funerary boat, and a fantastic collection of drink and food vessels ranging from the Predynastic Period to the New Kingdom.
As a result of Denys Bowers lifelong interest in Japanese swords, Chiddingstone Castle has an exquisite variety of swords and sword fittings including highly decorative pieces from the Edo Period (1603-1868).
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
Fascinating place to visit where children will love running through the extensive grounds and over the wooden bridge which spans the lake. The ancient Egyptian Garden of Eternity is a must for inquisitive minds and the collections are full of amazing artifacts from Egypt and Japan as well as recreated Victorian rooms. The scones and cakes are delicious in the tea room!
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