Tonbridge Castle

Visit Tonbridge Castle and step into 950 years of history. Explore the great hall, winding stairs and basement or climb to the top of the imposing gatehouse for breathtaking views across the town. Complete your visit with a relaxing picnic on our enclosed bailey lawn. It’s the perfect day out for you and your family. Free audio tour. Dogs welcome.

The castle also hosts events throughout the year, from food and music festivals to outdoor cinema and Christmas markets.

Check out our events calendar


Opening Times

The castle and grounds are open daily.

Monday to Thursday9am to 5pm
Friday9am to 4.30pm
Weekends10am to 6pm



The Castle tour is a recreation of medieval life; it is dark in places, has life-like models and involves climbing many steep steps. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 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.

Find more details including our Accessibility Guide here.


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