Eynsford Castle

The remains of Eynsford Castle.

Free Entry

Open daily


Eynsford, Kent DA4 0AA

Before You Go

Standing within a picturesque village, Eynsford Castle is a rare example of an early Norman 'enclosure castle'. Built by the Eynsford family, the castle became the subject of a disputed inheritance. It culminated in an act of vandalism in 1312. From that point, the castle was abandoned.

Rather than having a keep or motte, like most Norman castles, Eynsford was instead protected by an extensive curtain wall. Today, parts of the wall survive to their impressive full height alongside the remains of the hall building, where the inhabitants would have lived.

Read more about Eynsford Castle's history.

Before You Go

Access: Parts of the site are suitable for wheelchair users.

Opening Times: Open 10am-6pm, daily, from April until October. Open 10am-4pm, daily, from October until April. View details for further information and holiday closures. View details.

Parking: There is a small car park onsite.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

Plan a Great Day Out

Step back further in time with a visit to Lullingstone Roman Villa, one of the most exciting in Britain giving unique insight into Roman domestic life over three centuries.

Or take a hand-held multi-media tour around the delightful Home of Charles Darwin, Down House, where his work and personality are vividly reflected throughout the house and gardens.  Relax in the tearoom or browse the gift shop.

You could also discover the unique combination of an astonishing top of the range 1930s Art Deco mansion with a medieval and Tudor royal palace and beautiful gardens at Eltham Palace. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant or browse in the gift shop.

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