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Walmer Castle and Gardens

Closes in 15 min: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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 2 weeks ago

Parking in a field on site but there is further parking across the road which is free to EH members. More of a small stately home than castle. Occasionally used by the Warden of the Cinque ports. Audio guide available for the castle itself. Various...More

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I took our very special friend out for the day to Walmer in Kent and to visit Walmer Castle.We were thoroughly impressed and enjoyed our walk around the castle and the gardens on such a lovely sunny autumnal day. I would recommend...More

Thank WildKev7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really brilliant place to visit. Such an interesting history. Lots of historic exhibits. Lord Wellington features. The rooms are exquisete. The salon is beautiful then you can step out onto the battlements. Sit in the deck chairs and take in the ambienee and views....More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the castle on a beautiful afternoon so decided to do the garden first while the weather held. We spent so long walking round the interesting garden, woodland walk, kitchen garden and Queen Mother’s garden that we did not have time to explore the...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for years, we booked a table at the restaurant for my wife birthday, and family time together. We arrived and parked in the disabled spaces as usual. Just leaving the car and a woman came running out, you can't park there she...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We almost didn’t get here after spending so much time at Dover Castle, but we were so pleased we made it. We were half expecting to see a partly empty castle with bare stone walls and were astonished to see that this is anything but....More

Thank Newburyboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained castle, rich with artefacts from the previous tenets of the castle, with superb kitchen garden & quaint Forrest with in the grounds.

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was originally one of three castles built to fortify the coast against an invasion from France. One has been destroyed, Deal Castle still exists in very much original condition whilst Walmer Castle was converted into a private residence many years ago. It was originally...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So beautiful. Uniquely shaped with a stunning location and gardens. We had a great visit with very nice weather.

Thank ranaenae1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful place with sea views ,we had homemade icecream, biggest ever, eaten on a seaview terrace surrounded by cannons . The gardens were small but some of the best i have seen, beautifully maintained despite the hot summer. I recommend a visit there...More

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11 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
16 February 2018|
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Response from Gary C | 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.
25 August 2017|
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Response from infojingo1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we parked down the coast a bit as we couldn't get closer.