Summer Vintage Fair at Chiddingstone Castle

Visit Chiddingstone Castle in Kent on Sunday 2 August 2015 and enjoy all the fun of their first Summer Vintage Fair. 

The fair, which is perfect for a family day out, will take place on Sunday 2 August 2015 between 11am and 4.30pm in the beautiful grounds of Chiddingstone Castle.

Browse, shop and delight in a huge array of vintage stalls.  Listen to music and enjoy lunch and traditional teas in the grounds and tea room.  Visit the photobooth and hair and beauty parlour.  Watch the entertaining and ever popular Punch and Judy shows.

Watch dancing by the Lindy Hoppers and win spot prizes for the best dressed vintage outfit.

Entry to the fair is £3 per adult, £1 per child (5-13) and under 5s free. 

The Castle museum will also be open for visitors to explore the exquisite Japanese and Egyptian Collections of the late owner Denys Eyre Bower together with Buddhist and Stuart treasures.  Explore the recreated Victorian rooms inside the Castle and enjoy reading about the colourful and eventful life of Denys Eyre Bower in his study.

For more information about Chiddingstone Castle visit

Hill Hoath Road, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7AD tel: 01892 870347

For all press enquiries contact Caroline Edmunds on 01892 616647 or email us.

Notes to Editors

Chiddingstone Castle is open Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1 April to the end of October.

Normal Castle admission: Adults £9, Children under 5 FREE, Children 5 to 13 £4, Families (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) £23.50, Adult Season Ticket £17, Family Season Ticket (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) £46. Please note there is an honesty box in the car park with a suggested donation of £2.

As well as the Japanese collection, visitors can browse the fascinating ancient Egyptian collection and see a display of Buddhist artefacts.  The Stuart collection features paintings of the Stuart monarchs and items and memorabilia of the Jacobite cause, and there are many artefacts that also link to the life and times of James I. 

Other rooms inside the Castle which are open to the public include the Victorian Kitchen and Scullery, Housekeeper’s Room, Servants’ Hall, Servant’s Bedroom and Denys Eyre Bower’s study.  New this year is The Streatfeild Room which will give visitors a fascinating insight into the history of the village and life at the Castle under the Streatfeild family who lived there for 300 years. 

The peaceful grounds surrounding the Castle are home to a peaceful lake, woodland, rose garden and award winning Grade II* Orangery.

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