Chiddingstone Castle – Chiddingstone
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. The castle served as a base for military forces during the Second World War, and General Montgomery reviewed his troops here before taking command of the Eighth Army. After the war, it was home to the Long Dene School until 1955, when Denys Eyre Bower bought it to house his diverse antique collections. We say it is a simply wonderful and fascinating gem in the heart of the Kent countryside.
Whether visiting the Castle for its history, the amazing antique collections inside, or just a coffee and a walk around the grounds, Chiddingstone Castle is a wonderful base for the day and venue for our bikes. Why not head out for a cycle ride to explore the nearby Bough Beech reservoir, or perhaps cycle to Hever or Penshurst Place and back. The ancient local countryside is stunning. It is likely you might spot a wild deer or two along the way too! Kent bike hire and Chiddingstone bike hire is made easy with Countrybike.
Specifics for this location
Type of cycle routes: On country lanes.
Suitability: Older children & Adults comfortable with cycling on roads.
Difficulty: Medium routes available with some hills.