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Tonbridge Castle

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Take the self guided tour - unexpectedly great displays and good views from the tower

Tonbridge Castle was an important part of the medieval world in Kent as it was strategically... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Sydney, Australia
Tonbridge castle

Excellent need to go ,to experience the workings of the castle .more than I thought it was good 2... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
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Reputedly England's finest example of a Motte and Bailey Castle with a splendid 13th Century Gatehouse. A Tonbridge Castle Gatehouse Tour includes an interactive recreation of Medieval life, featuring an audio-visual presentation, a chance to...more
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89 High Street, Tonbridge TN9 1BG, England
+44 1732 770929
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I read other people's reviews and I wonder what they've been drinking. To say this is a waste of time and not worth seeing is a travesty. I've been to many castles throughout the UK and Wales, some in good condition, others in ruins. Tonbridge...More

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TonbridgeCastle, Customer Services Advisor at Tonbridge Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi A5223EKmargaretb, thank you for your great review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Tonbridge Castle was an important part of the medieval world in Kent as it was strategically located on the Medway River and was about half way between London and the Coast, everything going through, being built etc. was taxed by the Earl of Leicester and...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent need to go ,to experience the workings of the castle .more than I thought it was good 2 hours of history well worth just £6

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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Didn’t get a chance to go in but a lovely little castle and grounds. Just a shame they’ve bolted a building to it 🤷🏽‍♂️ Worth a quick stopover if your passing through Tonbridge.

Thank fazxc
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Staying in close by Tunbridge Wells, we arrived during an 'open weekend,' which was great. Free entry to the tower, which was interesting and well put together and not too long to queue. A Medieval Event was in full swing in the centre of the...More

Thank Malcolm H
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This really is a historic place to visit. There is a public car-park right next the castle, and the high street with several hotels and pubs is close by. Entry costs normally £9.00 for adults and just under £6.00 for children and senior citizens. If...More

Thank aramis
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This is great place to spend an hour or two, take the paid tour if you want to more than the outside walls. Give yourself ample time to also walk the river path beside the fort or take a short river cruise.

Thank Italyinjune07
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Tonbridge Castle. There's a keep. Very interesting building some very tall wall and walk way by the river someone has tied Knitted poppy to the fence looks very pretty as a great memorial. Pavement take you to a the Keep with very large grassed area...More

Thank Raymond S
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Not much of a castle left but worth a look. We climbed to the highpoint that has great views. The information centre was good. Plenty of squirrels to see. Castle is situated in a lovely part of town next to the River.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A beautiful spot, interesting history, lovely park and pathways, the staff are very personable and eager to talk about the history of the castle. Would recommend this spot as one to just take a break, have a seat, enjoy the view.

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20 April 2017|
Response from KentEnglandLife | Reviewed this property |
Hope this helps : Disabled access is limited, only the ground floor is accessible for disabled visitors, which does have a virtual tour facility of the whole gatehouse. All of the Castle Grounds have disabled access. Taken... More