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‘Chilham is renowned for its beauty and charm’

The Kentish village of Chilham lies high above the valley of the River Stour and is set in the heart of the picturesque Kent Downs. Criss-crossed by footpaths, bridleways and country lanes, Chilham is perfect for endless days spent walking, cycling or horse riding and exploring the North Downs Way and the Pilgrims’ Way, which stretches to Canterbury.

However, the lure of more leisurely pursuits within this glorious South East countryside is often too hard to resist. Chilham is a historic village with much to see and do, including the delightful medieval square and its surrounding Tudor architecture, a 16th century church and the imposing Chilham Castle that boasts exceptional views across the Stour Valley.

Of course, no Kentish village would be complete without its traditional brand of welcoming hospitality and you’ll find it in plentiful supply in the pubs, inns, tea rooms and restaurants that are set in and around Chilham.



Discover more about Chilham

There are many useful sources of further information about Chilham, its main attractions, events and activities. Click on the links below to discover more about Chilham in Kent.

Enjoy Chilham website »

Visit Heart of Kent website »

Visit Kent website »


How did Hidden Britain help Chilham?

We worked with the people who want to share what they love about Chilham and helped them develop an effective business and marketing strategy that would attract visitors to their village and share the experiences they enjoy here with others.

Read our Chilham case study »

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