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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Chilham Castle Chilham Castle Estate, Chilham, Canterbury CT4 8DB, England

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 31 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
  • 11
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
Good old days.

Well, l could go on about Chilham and the Castle for an eternity, l schooled in the part Tudor/Victorian school in School Hill, and visited the Castle many times. You can visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 27: English reviews
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Well, l could go on about Chilham and the Castle for an eternity, l schooled in the part Tudor/Victorian school in School Hill, and visited the Castle many times. You can visit this attraction during the many activities held in the grounds throughout the year ie horse evening etc. This is the better financial alternative. Chilham has played hoist to... More 

2 Thank Remarks4711
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

check when its open and what is on there before you go as not a cheap place but worth a visit, and chilham is a small village very nice to

Thank jane d
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
313 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We spent a Saturday night here watching the Globe theatre Shakespeare production. The grounds and house were very pleasant in the early evening sunshine and was a superb and different venue for the theatre. The castle itself is actually really small - the main building being the large country house built in 1616 (the year of Shakespeare's death). The house... More 

2 Thank michael186311
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
267 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

We had hoped to visit Chilham Castle which is a beautiful Manor House dating back to Norman times and giving great views across the valley of the River Stour. Unfortunately it is now not open to the public.

5 Thank Angela C
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Chilham Castle which in fact is tiny compared to the house and that's where the day should have finished it was a garden open day or a walk around the lawns no information about the plants it was for charity but the cost was to much for what you saw. The one bonus was the two guys on the ticket... More 

6 Thank IAN A
Level Contributor
54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Wow what a lovely attraction and in a beautiful surrounds the gardens are lovely and well worth a visit sadly its only open once a month. Please do come and walk round these gardens. And the lake.

3 Thank Paul H
Barnsley, South Yorks
Level Contributor
105 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Disappointed for we was looking forward to visiting the castle. But it is not open to the public, only the garden and that is only on certain days

5 Thank Phillip W
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

one of life's hidden charms, well worth a visit as part of a visit to Canterbury or nearby, can see why its used for film shoots including the top gear jag shoot and many historical dramas, nice pub and church in the square.

Chartham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

This is the jewel in the crown of Chilham village, it looks mesmerising from the outside. When it is open it is well worth a visit.

3 Thank Helen H
Woking, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
231 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

As other reviewers have stated, Chilham Castle is privately owned, so what a privilege to attend a fundraising dinner and also chat with the owner. Sadly it was a dark and chilly December's evening so it wasn't possible to view or stroll round the gardens which sound worth a visit in themselves. Would love to return during daylight - the... More 

4 Thank ConsumerBloke

Travellers who viewed Chilham Castle also viewed


Been to Chilham Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chilham Castle and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
East Sussex, United Kingdom
11 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Chilham Castle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?