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Walmer Castle and Gardens

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Address: Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, England
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Open the door to this charming Tudor castle by the sea. Explore eight acres...

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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Interesting Castle & Beautiful Gardens

This is a lovely place to spend the day. The Gardens here are beautifully kept and really picturesque. We decided to sign up for English Heritage membership while we were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely place to spend the day. The Gardens here are beautifully kept and really picturesque. We decided to sign up for English Heritage membership while we were visiting and the man who handled this for us was very helpful, knowlegable and friendly. I was particularly impressed at the way he handled a rather unpleasant and needlessly rude... More 

Thank ghayet-patino
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a brilliant day out. I took my grandchildren 6 & 9 years, they loved it. Inside the castle the rooms are great with lots to see, you can see the Duke of Wellington's boots plus some of his outfits. There are rooms downstairs and upstairs lots of pictures and photos, plenty to keep hold of childrens & adults... More 

Thank Linda A
Deal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I a lucky enough to have Walmer Castle on my doorstep- it is a beautiful little castle any time of year! I often visit with the kids, sometimes we have a look round the museum bit- full of period furniture and nicnacs- the kids always love looking at Wellingtons boots! We have done the audio tour, which I would reccommend,... More 

Thank Niclouku
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, I recommend (for those who enjoy long walks) walking from Deal Castle to Walmer. On a clear day France is visible and the promenade/beach is lovely. I was pleasantly surprised. The castle is bigger than Deal's, and has a lot more to see along with the gardens.

Thank llanita84
Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Duke of Wellington, defeat of Napoleon, Winston Churchill, defeat of Hitler, defeat of the Kaiser in the Great War - Walmer castle has been at the centre of world events since King Henry VIII had it built. Very well presented, lots to see - but definitely get the audio multimedia guide, it's 10x better than visiting without it. There... More 

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Buda, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Another "round" castle by Henry VIII, though this one has been made into a beautifully comfortable home. Access to the "house" door was not clear, but we found it. Staff indicated that it was reported but nothing had made locating access easier yet. The tea rooms were lovely. There was a wonderful exhibit there of 8+ needlework/applique "pictures" of local... More 

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Wilhelmshaven, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

If you want to experience a well-kept piece of English Heritage - this is a place to visit! + one of the smaller English castles + set close to the coast/beach + easy to find + friendly staff + well-preserved interior (approx. half the castle is accessible to visitors, the other half is a private residence) + good information panels... More 

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Montesson, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We took advantage of a P&O 2 for 1 offer and were delighted with Walmer Castle. The audio guide was first class. This place has played a very important part in the history of England and is well worth a visit. Views are impressive as are the gardens. Probably better to visit when it's a few degrees warmer, but the... More 

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Shefford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Being used to many English Heritage properties being ruins finding this stately home in a castle was rather a surprise. The displays in the rooms are well laid out, with plenty of information to explain what was on display along with the history. The gardens are extensive and well kept. It was far bigger than I had expected and so... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This is simply one of the better castles and grounds that Kent has to offer. The castle offers plenty to see with history , and the grounds are just a delight to meander around. You can take time out by sitting in a garden surrounded by flowers with a large fish pond at the center , or wonder the grounds... More 

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