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Small chocolate-box pretty village

A very small but very pretty village. Not a lot there - but would highly recommend Shelly's Tea... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CanterburyMeganS
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Canterbury
Wonderful visit

Jill from Windsor Day Tours took us to this cute village for a tea and scones stop on our way back... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TravelLovers2
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United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very small but very pretty village. Not a lot there - but would highly recommend Shelly's Tea Room. The church was open for visitors, which we appreciated, it was warm and welcoming. Chilham Castle looks interesting, it is open on Tuesdays June to September,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jill from Windsor Day Tours took us to this cute village for a tea and scones stop on our way back from visiting Canterbury. We loved it! So many interesting houses to photograph. Loved the small shop with so many cute things. The place is...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2018

A small square is surrounded by Tudor buildings etc. The castle can be seen through the gates at one end (was not open today for us). The church at the other end is particular interesting as a typical 'unknown' one but with a history dating...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Lovely quaint village where you can park in the village square, but a village that actually has a big car park at the bottom of the village. Really impressed with whoever put it in place as there are toilets there and an information board about...More

Thank LordNoddy
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Beautiful little Kentish village with Tudor style houses. The gift shop right in the middle of the square is quaint and well worth a visit and also, the beautiful church is well worth going to see too. Lots of history attached to this village and...More

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 5 September 2018

A very interesting village square full of character. Park in Taylors hill carpark and walk up Taylors hill. At the fop of the hill is Shellys tea room . The castle gardens are open on a Tuesday. There is a gift shop Tudor Lodge and...More

2  Thank stephaniemW126MY
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Had an hour's mooch around this beautiful village. I wanted to take photos but felt uncomfortable taking pictures of people's homes! Stopped into the gift shop. Couldn't use the tea room as we had our dog with us. Not much for children to do so...More

Thank Boomakes
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We visited Chilham Village with some English friends yesterday (August 14) and were delighted to find the castle open. (It seems that the castle is under private ownership and the new owners were not inclined to open it for public visits, but that has changed.)...More

1  Thank czechcheeks
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is what people think English villages are like. Tudor beams, old Manor House, church with interesting local stories, pub. Not sure if there is a cricket pitch, but what there isn’t is traffic. This is thanks to what must be one of the oldest...More

1  Thank robino565
Reviewed 30 July 2018

It is just such an amazing place. Ver simple yet you can feel the history and be transported back in time.

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winefans
10 February 2017|
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Response from Munkeepye | Reviewed this property |
Walk from Chilham station. Or you can get the 1A bus from Canterbury or Ashford.
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miloSanDiego
24 January 2015|
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Response from Roxanne K | Reviewed this property |
platform 11-13 direct to canterbury west takes just under an hour. Walk into main high st about 10 minutes or take a cab.
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Gai C
20 January 2015|
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Response from Mattt W | Reviewed this property |
As Sarah has said, you can catch a train from Canterbury West station (Canterbury has two stations; Canterbury West is on the London - Ramsgate line, and is next to the Goods Shed, not far from the Westgate). You could... More
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