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Walmer Castle and Gardens

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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...more
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Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Walmer Castle last Sunday. It is a great place to visit and the enthusiasm and friendliness of the staff make the experience. The interior is well kept and homely with guides who are happy to chat about the history. The gardens and moat...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 15dir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the nicest English heritage properties in the area. Compact castle/fortress with many furnished rooms. Much of the castle full of displays and artefacts like wellingtons boots.nice view from roof and cannons. Lovely cafe. Really love the gardens, so we'll kept and many trails...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SimeyWimey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite places to go for the simple fact of the gardens. They are so well looked after and are simply stunning with very kind and knowledgeable gardeners. The Castle itself is so interesting and the Audio tour guide is brilliant...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Walmer castle for years as a family and I can't recommend it highly enough. It can be busy at times but you can always find a quiet spot where you can reflect and just be. There are plenty of picnic...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Czechnutty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely day out to Walmer - castle was lovely and the gardens were great too. Right opposite the beach so went for a walk too. Definitely worth a visit lovely area to explore

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lucyclover
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the castle on a sunny Sunday. The house itself is quite dull - no real interactive elements and exhibits are poorly labelled. Some interesting items but unless you pay for audio-tour (which we didn't) it's unclear what everything is. The gardens were pretty -...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Eleanor H
Reviewed 14 December 2018

I went on the 18.00 tour on 13 Dec with two relatives and we were not disappointed. This was a very interesting tour of the castle interior, with various rooms decorated for Christmas in the style of specific periods of history, from the Tudor period...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank DavidandHeiko
Reviewed 3 December 2018

What a fantastic place to visit and if you are in Deal or Walmer well worth the visit. Parking is free and also try and become a member of English Heritage .You will need at least a couple of hours to see everything and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 667neilm
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We came here at the weekend as we have recently purchased English Heritage Passes and we are really trying to get use out of them. Plus, our little boy LOVES castles and this is one we haven't done yet. We were surprised to find that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SleepEatTravelRepeat
Reviewed 4 November 2018

What a delightful place to visit and worth the trip. You get a free audio guide with your ticket and parking is free. Definitely a nice place and interesting. May only need roughly 2hrs here. Do this at the same time as Deal castle which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Viv B
27 October 2018|
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Response from DaveTheYeti | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most apart from the staired access to the cannons, house stairs and stairs down to lower gardens.
10 July 2018|
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Response from Goldie1520 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to answer your question in time, as I've been on a short holiday. Hope you were able to visit on the 12th and had a good time!
Kate D
15 February 2018|
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Response from F8342OZgaryc | Reviewed this property |
To be honest i didnt see any dogs as the castle doesnt have large areas for this although i could be wrong.