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Chiding Stone

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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A short walk down a footpath or through a community garden. Interesting information board and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maidstone, United Kingdom
An Unusual Stone

With helpful directions form a friendly local we found the Chiding Stone behind the school. It is... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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  • Average29%
  • Poor2%
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Chiddingstone TN8 7AH, England
+44 1732 750169
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stone the crows! (And both were present) What a place. The rock itself has been covered extensively by reviews, both on this web-based app and also physically scratched in the stone. Marvellous. Took a girl here in the rain and kissed her which was really...More

1  Thank AndersJay
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 February 2016

They are a small group of rocks or stones at the back of the village hall. You can access them through a small gate at the back of the village hall grounds. The derivation is from the old English verb "to chide", which basically means...More

1  Thank G07
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short walk down a footpath or through a community garden. Interesting information board and peaceful setting

Thank keithffbenjamin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful although it was unclear where it was located. Very worth spending time to see this amazing rock

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We didn’t know what To expect when we followed The sign for Chiding Stone, but were interested To see And read about this huge rock And it’s legends.

Thank PaulMarc
Reviewed 30 September 2018

With helpful directions form a friendly local we found the Chiding Stone behind the school. It is only a few minutes walk from the main street and worth viewing.

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We were so pleased that we manage to get to visit the stone as it was breathtaking and it's difficult to find we were lucky as we left the car by the small village and walked up past the school and found the sign and...More

Thank Marylyn V
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

My friend and I visited last week. Apparently, if it’s to be believed, this is where woman and witches were taken if they were constantly nagging! Random monument!

Thank natters14
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Myth and legend abounds here! Was it or wasn’t it used by the Druids? What about those nagging wives and wrongdoers being brought here to be publicly humiliated? We’ll never know!

Thank Kris17900
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The Chiding Stone is supposedly where the medieval locals would punish gossips, nagging wives, witches etc. Every village should have one. Before that druids are said to have worshipped. It is a natural rock formation, situated about five minutes walk from the main road, more...More

Thank HeyNonnyMouse
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This natural rock formation is a short walk (less than 5 minutes) off the main street in Chiddingstone - I've been to this village quite a few times on my bike and didn't know the rock existed but it was worth the quick detour whilst...More

Thank Bear_Tiger
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Was unaware of this attraction until after lunch in nearby tea rooms. A quiet foot patch round to the back of the school in a lovely glade. Legend says nagging wives taken here for chiding by village folk so a must for many with one,...More

Thank Peter1941
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