Chiddingstone Castle, whose history can be traced back to the early 16th Century, is a unique country house located in the historic village of Chiddingstone and was home to the late antiquarian Denys Eyre Bower between 1955 and 1977.
Denys was a gifted collector who devoted his life to collecting art and antiques. There are now 4,000 fascinating objects on display including Japanese lacquer, Samurai armour and swords; Ancient Egyptian antiquities; Royal Stuart portraits and Jacobite memorabilia; and Buddhist objects.
A number of Victorian 'upstairs downstairs' rooms are also open to visitors, including the Castle Kitchen and Servants' Hall. New for 2014 is an exhibition of the history of the Castle and the local area.
The beautiful 35 acres of grounds which surround the Castle include a lake, woodland, rose garden and a Grade II listed Orangery. Discover the new 'Fields of Eternity' garden - a microcosm of Ancient Egypt where visitors can learn about life and the environment in 2000BC.
Open Sunday to Wednesday 1 April to the end of October between 11am and 5pm.
Admission: Adult : £9.50, Child (5-13) : £4.50, Under 5 : Free, Carer : Free
Memberships and discounts valid on all open days except special event days.
www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk or call 01892 870347.