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Whitstable Castle & Gardens

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Address: Tower Hill, Whitstable CT5 2BW, England
Phone Number:
+44 1227 281726
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Peaceful spot

Pretty gardens and small folly. Castle closed when we visited but obviously a nice place for tea and cakes on a sunny day. Worth a visit

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stock, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On our walk back to Whitstable from Tankerton we stopped to look around the Castle and gardens, which were lovely, and thought we would have a snack lunch in the tea rooms as it around 1pm. My wife and I chose a filled jacket potato each plus a pot of tea. The jacket potato when it arrived was OK but... More 

Thank Derryk
Kent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took my grandchildren to the park within the castle grounds on Sunday and they had a lovely time, especially on the slide. It was busy but lovely to see so many children and their parents/guardians interacting with one another, made such a change, not a mobile phone in sight!

Thank PennyCT5
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice walk round & lunch was great. They had a small fair going on. I got some magic tricks from stall which I'm trying out on grandkids.

Thank peter12345678901234
Stock, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty gardens and small folly. Castle closed when we visited but obviously a nice place for tea and cakes on a sunny day. Worth a visit

Thank BADGEREssex_UK
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful view from the gardens , we sat outside the tea room and had coffee and cake .Firstly let me say that the Victoria Sandwich that I picked for my husband was lovely and fresh and excellent quality however that can't be said for the coffee cake it was stale and in my opinion it had been in... More 

Thank DeborahF62
London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been a couple of times to whitstable castle for afternoon tea would definitely return lots of lovely food and great service within picturesque surroundings well worth a visit scones and cakes so delicious

Thank Sally W
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my first review and I would like to praise the staff for the excellent customer service given. On Wednesday myself and my husband visited the castle. We have been many times so I knew exactly what I wanted to order. We ordered tea for two and my husband had the lemon tart. I was disappointed that the coffee... More 

Thank DianneALittle
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little castle and gardens with a playground for children. Very helpful staff when responding to requests.

Thank sammyb122
Hythe, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely gardens on a spring day in the sun. Picnic area over the road overlooking the coastline. Seating and tables available.

Thank Deryl G
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Love coming to whitstable and visiting the castle. The gardens are well maintained and lovely to sit outside when the weather is good. I had afternoon tea here and was very impressed and nice surroundings added to it. We also had a tour around the castle by a lovely volunteer who was very passionate about the castle

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Tiffany W, Manager at Whitstable Castle & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to write your review. Your feedback is very important to us as we strive to improve our service. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

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