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Published on January 9th, 2013 | by The Town Crier


Thoughts of Spring – Daffodil Heaven at the delightful Chiddingstone Castle

Visitors looking for a great day out this spring should look no further than the lovely Chiddingstone Castle near Edenbridge in Kent as the grounds will be covered in a mass of daffodils in March followed by bluebells in May. Visitors can also enjoy the new Cherry Blossom Walk created between the Castle and the lake.

The Castle will open on Mothering Sunday 10 March 2013 when special cream teas will be served and again for My Big Kent Weekend on 23 and 24 March before opening on Good Friday 29 March for the new season.

Inside the Castle visitors can see the amazing artefacts collected by the gifted antiquary Denys Eyre Bower who left his collections for the nation to enjoy after he died in 1977.

Discover Japanese Samurai swords, armour and lacquerware, together with fascinating objects from Ancient Egypt.  There are also paintings of the Stuart monarchs, Jacobite manuscript and treasures, and a fascinating Buddhist collection to explore.

A number of themed rooms, including Denys’ study complete with personal letters detailing his complicated private life which featured a notorious scandal and imprisonment, are open for visitors to walk round.

On Mothering Sunday, 10 March 2013 there will be delicious home made cakes and the sumptuous Chiddingstone Cream Tea to enjoy in the cosy Victorian Tea Room, where all the delights are served on traditional vintage china.

The Castle has a full programme of themed family activity days throughout the year.

For more information on visiting the Castle or the activity days please visit www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk

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