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“interesting visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Walmer Castle and Gardens

Walmer Castle and Gardens
Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, England
+44 1304 364288
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Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Walmer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Open the door to this charming Tudor castle by the sea. Explore eight acres of magnificent gardens, woodland, and sea views now home to the Lord Warden. Come and see the original Wellington Boots.
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“interesting visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

it was an interesting place to visit the gardens were lovely overall a very nice trip and would go back for another visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“A fascinating castle with lots of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

English Heritage with free parking and tea rooms with probably overpriced tea. Entry to the castle is reasonably priced, £7.70 in September 2013 and you can wander around for a couple of hours or more if you include the gardens. Beautiful gardens with a kitchen garden. We just had to pick up a few windfalls - well there were plenty left to rot.
The inside of the castle makes an unusual home with its deep window recesses and odd shaped furnished rooms. Take advantage of the audio tour and there is a wealth of information to learn about the building and its occupants. Queen Victoria stayed here. There is even the original armchair in which Wellington died. Relax on the battlements in very comfy chairs!
Well stocked shop and very friendly staff

Visited September 2013
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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“A beautiful Tudor home and castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This castle has a real feeling of home about it. The quirky shaped rooms give added interest and they are all fully furnished. You are given an audio tour as you go in and you are told the history of the castle and rooms by a former Resident. The audio was factual and witty, a pleasure to listen to. Outside the gardens are fabulous. The mis-shapen yew trees along the Broadwalk had me spellbound. All the gardens were beautifully maintained and had a sort of seclusion about them so that you could really tell where one garden ends and another begins. The kitchen garden with its fruits, flowers and vegetables was fascinating. We came across the biggest pumpkin I have ever seen. We had lunch in the tearoom, delicious home-made soup with a huge herb and cheese scone. Perfect. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. This was a perfect day out.

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Newhaven, United Kingdom
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“Very homely...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

For a Tudor castle this is a very snug, comfortable and pleasant building. Obviously altered over the centuries, it's quaint shaped rooms have a feeling of life rather than warfare and death. The gardens are well tended and pretty. Sitting on one of the roofs outside the bedrooms we both said, almost at the same time, "I could live here." My chances of becoming the Lord Warden were never high, unfortunately. The sun was shining. There was a warm breeze and the view over the Channel was peaceful. All was well with the world!

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Essex
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“Great Castle Lovely Gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This fully furnished Castle is the official residence of the warden of the cinque ports. The audio tour is excellent you are guided round the house by a former resident and given great insight.
The gardens are extensive and very well kept they also have plants for sale at very reasonable prices.

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