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Tonbridge Castle

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Little bit of history

Cute little castle to have a look around. This place really adds to the town's quirkiness and makes... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Braeburn33
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Sidcup, United Kingdom
Surprise to find

Although local had not been inside or around the castle. A surprising gem well laid out and... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Rachel C
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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
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All reviews audio tour high street the river walk up information boards its heyday own pace the tourist information office steep stairs re enactment grassed area take your time public toilets pleasant hour interesting displays lovely place to visit explore the grounds
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great time for friends and families to attend open air events such as theatre and concerts. Locals and nearby friends come in droves to enjoy the surrounding grounds etc.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Goonerob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have lived in Tonbridge for many years and this castle is a little gem. Really pretty and some lovely grounds and walks around it. There is a visitor experience where you can go inside and get a taste of what the castle was like...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mandy D
TonbridgeCastle, Customer Services Advisor at Tonbridge Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Mandy D, thank you leaving such a lovely review. We're delighted to hear that you had a beautiful wedding with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit to the castle today. Definitely recommend using the free audio tour- really brings the whole place to life, and so informative. Our visit for the castle and surrounding area took approx 1 1/2 hours.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MontySussex
TonbridgeCastle, Customer Services Advisor at Tonbridge Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi MontySussex, we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Tonbridge Castle! Thanks for leaving a review.

Reviewed 16 December 2018

Impressive Norman gate house and mote with a view. All set in a park known as The Race Course. You can pay to go inside the gatehouse . There are interactive displays and a good town view from the top. Nice place to spend an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Catherine H
TonbridgeCastle, Customer Services Advisor at Tonbridge Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Catherine, thank you for your review. While Racecourse Park isn't a part of Tonbridge Castle it's definitely a lovely place to take a walk after visiting the castle!

Reviewed 10 December 2018

Cute little castle to have a look around. This place really adds to the town's quirkiness and makes for an interesting afternoon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Braeburn33
TonbridgeCastle, Customer Services Advisor at Tonbridge Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Hi Braeburn33, thanks for your review!

Reviewed 21 November 2018

This castle is in the heart of Tonbridge and offers much on the outside. Lovely courtyard, views of the river and a keep to walk up. All free to do too. We didn't go inside but would do next time.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

Although local had not been inside or around the castle. A surprising gem well laid out and interesting to go round.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rachel C
TonbridgeCastle, Customer Services Advisor at Tonbridge Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Hi Rachel, we're glad that you enjoyed your visit to Tonbridge Castle. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 6 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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TonbridgeCastle, Customer Services Advisor at Tonbridge Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

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

Reviewed 3 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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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