Summer Vintage Fair at Chiddingstone Castle

Returning for its third year, the Chiddingstone Castle Summer Vintage Fair takes place on Sunday 25th June in the Castle grounds from 11 till 4.30, with even more Vintage delights than last year!

Listen to the splendid vocals of Miss Vintage, join in dancing with the Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers and be amazed by the Magical genius of Tony Charles.

Come browse, shop & delight in the variety of traders selling a full spectrum of Vintage wares; from furniture and decorative items to vintage clothes and jewellery and much more.

With delicious refreshments from local food specialists available throughout the day,  the Chiddingstone Castle Summer Vintage Fair is a perfect family day out.

Entry to the fair is £5 per adult, £1 per child (5-13) and under 5’s 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 www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

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

About Chiddingstone  Castle

Chiddingstone Castle is open Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays until the end of October.

Normal Castle admission: Adults £9.50, Children under 5 FREE, Children 5 to 13 £4.50, Families (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) £25,  Adult Season Ticket £18, Family Season Ticket (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) £48. Please note there is an honesty box in the car park with a suggested donation of £3.

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.