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Walmer Castle and Gardens

Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, England
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Open the door to this charming Tudor castle by the sea. Explore eight acres of magnificent gardens, woodland, and sea views. Explore the castle with the new multimedia guide, and come and see the original Wellington Boots. Take time to relax in the tearoom too and enjoy the food using produce from the gardens.
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Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, England
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My wife and I visited Walmer Castle on Tuesday 12th September 2017, we were very fortunate to experience the wealth and depth of Diana's knowledge as she gave us a tour of parts of the castle. She made our visit extremely enjoyable and enriched our...More

Thank LaraineY73
Reviewed 4 days ago

An interesting Tudor castle that was converted many years ago into the official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. Previous Wardens include the Duke of Wellington (who died at Walmer Castle), Sir Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother amongst many others. There...More

Thank streborts
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful garden with a nice sunny day. We felt really delighted to see and big garden for a walked also has got many types of different flower.

Thank NamFahBluewaterworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is probably a good idea to visit both Deal and Walmer Castles together as they are not far apart and at Deal you will see a castle that has stayed much as originally-constructed, while at Walmer you will see a castle that became a...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice place to visit and not too expensive. The gardens are very nice and there is a good walk through the wooded area. There is a small cafe doing drinks and snacks. Also it's free parking in the castle or across...More

Thank clokedavid
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went as part of £10 deal Southeastern were offering from London to coastal places in Kent. Lovely castle well worth a visit-£10 excellent value. Nice furniture and paintings-even Wellington`s boots in a case! I didnt realise he was associated with Walmer. Lovely gardens which...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited here a few times during the year as we have English Heritage cards, which we feel is good value for money. The pros: The staff are friendly. The canteen has ample to choose from with fresh food and hot beverages and plenty...More

Thank tripsandfood55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited a couple of times now. The gardens and location is really lovely. You will not be disapointed if you choose a day out here. I'd recememend crossing the road to the beach and taking a walk either into Deal to your left...More

1  Thank honeypotkat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some interesting history in the castle itself with optional audio guide, we mainly go for the gardens, lots of dragonflys to be seen in summer at the pond and good benches to eat lunch at. Very relaxing walk round the gardens which are well kept....More

Thank Scoobyed00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great visit to this castle, did not realise its connections with the Duke of Wellington and Pitt the Younger or that the Queen Mother used to stay each summer. Got the handheld tour which gave as much information as you wanted to listen...More

Thank catz738
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August 24, 2017|
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Response from holley5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes plenty of parking nearby in an adjoining grassy field.
March 8, 2017|
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Response from Mike L | Reviewed this property |
There is a regular Bus service between Dover and Deal.
Amanda P
August 29, 2016|
Response from D4BBC | Reviewed this property |
£10.10, but suggest you join English Heritage