Steps into village shop and The Castle Inn. Street cobbles, narrow pavements and uneven surfaces.
4 miles east of Edenbridge, 1 mile from Penshurst.
Parking: All parking in Chiddingstone is on street. Please park with consideration for local residents and other road users.
Chiddingstone links to several public footpaths.
Chiddingstone Causeway, 3 miles.
New Enterprise 232, Chiddingstone to Edenbridge.
Although there are no local cycle routes in Chiddingstone, the village and surrounding lanes have very little traffic and are popular with cyclists.
Beautifully preserved Tudor one-street village in Kent, with buildings dating to the 15th century and village records even older.
The Chiding Stone
The large sandstone outcrop in the village known as the 'Chiding Stone' that may have given the village its name.
Tulip Tree Tea Room
Array of cakes, breakfast and lunch options. Also contains one of the oldest working shops in the UK, dating to 1453 (not National Trust).
The Castle Inn
Traditional English village inn with great food and drink. Grade II* listed building, which dates back to the early 15th century.
Explore this beautifully preserved Tudor village, complete with a 15th-century inn, a 17th-century church and the mysterious Chiding Stone that reputedly gives it its name.
One of the prettiest villages in Kent, and perhaps England, Chiddingstone is a beautiful example of a Tudor one-street village.
It's very typical of the Kent style, with half-timbered sides, gables and stone-hung red-tiled roofs. We bought the entire village, including the Castle Inn, houses and post office, in 1939 to ensure its preservation.
The building that's now the post office is mentioned as early as 1453 and many of the other buildings probably took materials from earlier settlements. Over 70 percent of the buildings in Chiddingstone are more than 200 years old.
Chiddingstone takes it's name from the large sandstone outcrop in the village known as the 'Chiding Stone'.
One of the country’s best-preserved Tudor villages, Chiddingstone dates back to pagan times, has witnessed invasions and rebellions, and even played host to Anne Boleyn’s family.