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Walmer Castle and Gardens

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Shefford, United Kingdom
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Shefford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this place is 'spot on' (apart from some gentle pressure - more than once - to join English Heritage when we are already Members). Each room is delightfully and authentically furnished, and well presented with an excellent easily operated, free audio guide tour to help. It is easy to imagine the great events which have taken place here... More 

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Rockingham, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another one we visited using our overseas visitor pass. Because this castle has been in use it has a totally different feel to Dover and Deal Castles. It is beautifully presented and you can take your time wandering around all the beautifully presented rooms that have a relaxed air about them. Then you wander around the gardens. I could have... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here expecting it to be more like Deal Castle - an interesting fortified look-out but with not a great amount to see other than the building. How wrong we were. Walmer Castle is more of a castle-shaped stately home, and a four leaf clover shape at that! As it's the official home of the Warden of the Cinq... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely castle with loads if artifacts from the Lord wardens . The gardens are lovely and make a lovely walk. History from Henry 8th to modern

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walmer Castle is interesting on its own because of its incredible history and location (you can look out over the English Channel and see France on a clear day) but the gardens are beautiful. If you time your visit properly, you might even listen to music in the garden during the day or a play being performed at night.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worthwhile to visit. The castle is very cosy and a place where you could live in. It has a very special shape like four-leaf clover. The garden was top. There is an alley with yew hedges and a marvellous view on the castle. We visited the garden on a sunny day end of October and it was still in flower.... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this castle, much more to explore than its sister in Deal. Advise you to use the audio guide as really informative and interactive. The cafe / restaurant was also very good. When approaching from Deal there is a car park on left before the entrance on right but also a car park in the grounds. Steeped in history... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place, absolutely loved it! Would definitely recommend . Kids really enjoyed running around parks, will be back next year .

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