There has been a castle at the site of Chilham, in the heart of Kent, for over eight centuries.
It has changed hands many times, having been home to a host of colourful and sometimes eccentric families. Held from time to time by Kings of England, it was also once occupied, briefly, by the heir to the French throne on his way to invade London. Thankfully, he was unsuccessful in this venture.
The house that was built in 1616 on the site of the ancient castle, and bears its name, has been the home of the Wheeler family since 2002.