Chilham Village
Chilham Village
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gigi
Sevenoaks District, UK195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Lovely little village with fabulous tea room/cafe and chilham Castle. Not a great deal to do if you were looking to entertain children
Written 31 March 2024
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debs780
Norfolk, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We stayed in The Smithy cottage for a long weekend which was Beautiful would definitely recommend a stay
Outstanding meals in the Woolpack and a friendly atmosphere drink in the white horse
Will definitely be returning
Written 12 March 2024
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sabatinitennis
Ashford, UK3,698 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Chilham is a small and hilly village, probably best known for its castle (rarely open) and village square. There are tea rooms here and a church to visit and not much else.
A fair distance away is the garden centre which is large and very well stocked and which is home to a variety of animals and which has a tearoom. It is worth a visit.
Written 20 August 2023
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Travlintone
Chippenham, UK824 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
A very picturesque country village with two pubs a tearoom and ‘castle’ grounds to visit which, when open (very limited – see later) make the free car parking in the village square hugely oversubscribed.
All that remains of the original Castle is the ruin of the central keep and this is closed to the public.
The ‘new’ Chilham Castle is not open to the public being a private residence. There is however very limited public access to the gardens and grounds on Tuesday and Thursday between 10 – 4pm, from May until September. Last admissions are at 3pm. Entry price for all (except under 12s) is £6.00 - Cash payments only!
The grounds are nice and lovely to walk around but the planting is not as expansive as many country gardens.
Much used as a set for TV programmes the village offers a pleasant diversion on a warm summer’s day.
NOTE The estate does host several large scale horse riding events throughout the year (check dates on their web site if you just want to visit the village and grounds.)
Written 1 July 2023
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Paul
Brighton, UK104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Beautiful little village, lovely square with stunning old timber fronted buildings, the castle and the church. Well worth a visit.
Written 4 March 2023
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jenny f
Sutton, UK2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Chilham is a very pretty village with a nice pub for lunch. had a nice walk round for a couple of hours.
Written 27 September 2022
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Pam B
9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The Village of Chilham is very quaint and looks like a TV set. It has been used as such but over the last few years sadly enough one if the main buildings - The Peacock looks very unloved and really needs to be used. It would make the village centre look really lovely as it used to look.
Written 14 September 2022
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Bernard C
London, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Lovely village and nice just to walk around visit the Tea Shop, see the castle and enjoy the countryside
Written 22 August 2022
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Steve W
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Village looked nice, gift shop closed, antique shop closed, castle closed and for sale.
We had a great meal at the Woolpack inn which we will give 5 stars to the chef.
The only thing open was a tea room which i found out had only been opened 5 weeks
before, and a tiny post office that sold a few things, quite cute.
This visit was on 23rd March 2022, a glorious sunny day, come on Chilham open up.
Written 24 March 2022
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Hayley T
Chilham, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
Such a gorgeous square with free parking, two pubs, a tea room, a church, a post office AND a castle with gorgeous grounds which are open (usually) from June to September. A lovely character-filled hideaway from the city life, but close enough to Canterbury for comfort.
Lots of lovely walking trails around too.
Written 4 March 2021
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