Tonbridge Castle

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Tonbridge Castle
4.5
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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< 1 hour
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CJ Linton
Bishop Auckland, UK30 contributions
Feb 2022
I Visited in early 2022, actually spent a night looking for ghosts and then went back the day after for a good look around and loved the place. I enjoyed the way they have set out displays, statues and dummies, information boards and the projection display is quite rare in that it was accurate.
Written 24 May 2022
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Mateusz
Dover, UK1,845 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
I came here last month whilst I was in Tonbridge. The staff greeted us with a smile and were helpful and friendly. The price is not too bad and worth a visit. It has beautiful, well kept grounds. You do get to go inside and to the top for a nice view. Take a picnic and spend the day visiting the castle and on the grounds
Written 9 May 2022
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kenbaines
Wrotham, UK531 contributions
Feb 2022
We went for a walk around the castle grounds and were very pleasantly surprised by what we saw - enough to make us want to return!
Written 9 March 2022
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Luke Harper
London, UK14 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Lovely Norman castle we visited whilst on our day trip to initially watch Tonbridge Angels FC play.

The castle is fantastic for anyone who loves history like myself, the entry fee is very reasonable of £9 for an adult and the free audio guided tour is really worth it, it tells you so much about the castle’s history and Lord & Lady de Clare. The audio tour can take up to an hour if you want to listen to all the extra information.

The castle has been well preserved and the added features of manakins throughout the tour really shows you what life was like during 13th century England.

If you visit the castle on a good weathered day you can go up to the roof and see the view of Tonbridge which is a nice touch.

Whilst you’re on your visit to the castle, be sure to grab yourself a hot drink (definitely the hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows) at the main reception.
Written 27 February 2022
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Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the tour especially the audio tour that's included in the admission price and hope you got a lot from it. Hopefully you managed to see the beautiful view of the town from the top of the battlements too. We're very glad to see you recommended our lovely hot chocolate from our shop.
Written 7 March 2022
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Roy M
Hurstpierpoint, UK83 contributions
Feb 2022
My Grandson, and his Grandmother did the Tour. She has done it before, so have I. He really loved it, and wants to go back in the Spring. he also loved running around the grounds. He is eight, and very active.given the weather was lousy, we all had a good day out !
Written 7 February 2022
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We are so pleased your Grandson enjoyed the tour and the grounds and had a lovely day out. We will look forward to welcoming you all again in Spring!
Written 20 February 2022
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sandraPeterborough
peterborough31 contributions
Jul 2021
Enjoyable visit.excelkent value.Audio guide provided which took you round the castle outside and in. Very,very interesting and so much to see and learn.
Written 4 July 2021
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We are glad you enjoyed your visit and found our Audio Tour interesting and informative!
Written 20 February 2022
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christopher a
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
Worth doing if you want to know more about the town. I've lived here 37 years and still found out things about Tonbridge that I didn't know. Lots to see in what is quite a small area. Youngsters might find the subterranean tunnel overly scary.
Written 3 July 2021
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Tripmonkey00
Horsham, UK239 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
we visited here while in the area this is a great castle with some excellent history we had a timed visit and had the castle mostly to ourselves which was pleasant i recommend a visit
Written 29 October 2020
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Julia W
3 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
The audio tour of the gatehouse and surrounding areas is superb. Really interesting and informative. It gave a good feel of how the castle was in its heyday. Loved it
Written 29 October 2020
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nikndel
Benfleet, UK379 contributions
Oct 2020
Just had a wander outside to pass a bit of time still a bit of time needed, by the river and nice to see the 🐿 s running around looking for food
Written 24 October 2020
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Tonbridge Castle is open:
  • Mon - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00


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