Chiddingstone Castle, Kent’s unspoilt Tudor castle, will feature a dazzling display of daffodils when it opens in early spring. The castle has a lake open for fishing, as well as some unique Japanese and Egyptian artefacts and additional rooms, such the Victorian kitchen, scullery and servants hall, are being opened up for 2012.

Fully open to visitors from Good Friday, April 6, the castle will be free to enter on Sunday, March 18 – Mother’s Day – as part of Visit Kent’s Big Weekend, for which 12,000 free tickets to 85 attractions in the Garden of England will be available. To register go to

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