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Visiting the Castle

Opening Times

Christmas Closures

Father Christmas is visiting the castle on the three weekends leading up to Christmas. Because of the visit of this V.I.P. the Castle will be closed to visitors on 7th & 8th December, 14th & 15th December and 21st & 22nd December.

Click here for details of how to join the fun and see Santa in the Castle with Tonbridge Old Fire Station.

In addition the Castle will be closed to the public from 25th to 29th December inclusive and also on 1st January 2020.



The Castle tour is a recreation of medieval life, it is dark in places, has life-like models and involves climbing many steep steps. Therefore it may be unsuitable for very young children. 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.

Click here to view our full Accessibility Guide.

How to Find Us

Tonbridge Castle,
Castle Street,

By Car

From the A26, Quarry Hill Road, continue through to Tonbridge High Street (A227).

For sat nav users - our closest car park is Upper Castle Field, please enter the postcode TN9 1BH

By Coach

Pre-booking is always advisable. On arrival, please make your way to the Tourist Information Centre to pay for your visit.

Coach parties are asked to telephone the Tourist Information Centre in advance of their visit.

By Rail

Tonbridge Castle is approximately a 10 minute walk through the High Street from Tonbridge Station.