Tonbridge Castle
Tonbridge Castle
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 explore the basement and armoury and views from the battlements
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4.0 of 5 bubbles267 reviews
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Gavin N
Chatham, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We went to the castle today pleasant gardens and river walk was really nice to just stroll around in the sunshine in such nice surroundings popped into Wetherspoons for a cheeky pint too
Written 27 May 2024
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SonicPink
Surrey, UK19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Went for tonbridge illuminated and really should have just stayed home and looked at my Christmas tree!
So so expensive and managed to walk all round within half an hour. £8 for a baileys hot chocolate and a poor excuse for a Christmas market.
For the extortionate price of tickets, you’d be better going elsewhere.
Embarrassingly I’d brought friends and couldn’t apologise enough for the extremely poor display
Written 3 January 2024
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Thank you for your feedback on the Illuminate Light Trail we had here at Tonbridge Castle. We always value your comments and views on our events and will pass this onto the event organiser for their attention.
Written 9 February 2024
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Linda H
Northampton, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Very interesting and full of history

Not good for people who find it hard to walk though

Need def to visit on a warm sunny day
Written 1 June 2023
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Hoppityskip
Essex, UK16,518 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Well laid out event with more choice this year, more people checking the rubbish too.
A great small but well organised varied event
Written 27 May 2023
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We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Food Festival on our Bailey Lawn and hope you will attend one of the many other events we hold another time
Written 13 June 2023
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Ben P
Tonbridge, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Such a lovely place, quiet and relaxing place to visit. Thoroughly enjoy the walk around the river too
Written 19 May 2023
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Melanie W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Had an amazing day, with ana, instantly felt at ease & this was my 1st official paddle of the year, many more to follow, I would highly recommend ana & team.

Thank you again
Written 19 February 2023
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Hoppityskip
Essex, UK16,518 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Visited the Christmas event, the thai food stall was very good, most stalls were standard ones a bit tired and repetitious.
Written 19 December 2022
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK16,526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
As we did not go into the gatehouse (I do not know how much it is to go in) this review is purely based on what you can see from the outside. The gatehouse is interesting to look at and there is also a very good walk round the curtain walls. There are information boards placed at various points which give descriptions of what you are looking at. Where the curtain walls front onto the river, there are benches where you can sit and enjoy the sunshine (even on a winter's day).
Written 13 December 2022
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We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our lovely grounds and hope you return another day to experience our audio tours inside the Gatehouse
Written 13 June 2023
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Griffin
London, UK19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Very lovely place, nice to go for a walk about. Entry into the castle gate is extremely overpriced for what you get. It should be much cheaper for families. The castle gate is very small and you can finish the tour in a few mins. Note entry into the grounds beyond the gates is free and I see this what most people based their positive reviews on, which I concur. Overall grounds are grate, castle entry is too expensive.
Written 3 October 2022
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Hello, we work to ensure we are competitively priced to other like for like attractions. Our excellent audio tour, which is offered as part of the entry price takes around 45 minutes giving a comprehensive history of the castle. We are very sorry you didn’t enjoy your visit with us and I wonder if you did not take up the option of the audio tour and this is why you did not get the most from your visit. There is also an audio-visual display inside which is a part of the tour to gain more information about the history of the castle in an immersive way and it sounds like you may have missed this when on the tour
Written 28 October 2022
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Stephen E
Rotterdam, The Netherlands351 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
The castle and grounds were very pleasant. There were lots of squirrels running about, bring hazelnuts and they will eat out of your hand!
Written 8 August 2022
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