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Walmer Castle and Gardens

Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, England
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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 tearoom too and enjoy the food using produce from the gardens.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked here from Deal beside the beach all the way,delightful. The castle is full of history, Wellington died here, Churchill planned the defence of Britain in these rooms, A previous master of the castle had to flee to the continent when caught inflagrante with...More

Thank LuciusLandmass
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were shocked at the aggressive way we were being persuaded to join English Heritage when entering. Headphones were free but we did not want them. Each room had a room number but no explanation. Often there are plastic sheets at other places explaining what...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Popped in as a secondary visit having come down to see Deal castle first, but should have come here instead. Much more going on in the house itself and the beautiful grounds. Parking easy, signposted clearly and ample parking up by the sheep! House as...More

Thank DaveTheYeti
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are wonderful to view and walk around, our favorite area being the formal pond and its planting 'locked' away behind gates.The tearooms were crowded the day we went due to a large booking in the restaurant, therefore, the queue for food/ coffee was...More

Thank 766kevink
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I enjoyed our visit to the castle, especially the stunning gardens. We roamed around the rooms in the castle quite quickly. I was disappointed that there were hardly any information signs up in the rooms. I think you were expected to use...More

Thank Marjorie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting historic castle / fort with a great view. Took my 7 year old grand-daughter and she seemed to enjoy it and listened to the 'family' headset. Beautiful gardens, restaurant/tea house and the standard shop with kids stuff but also very tasty English Heritage...More

Thank PeQue Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just visited Deal Castle, Walmer Castle is on a much larger scale. This is reflected in the entrance price, roughly double that of Deal, though as English Heritage members we weren't affected. Had we not been, I might have felt that £10 was a...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We all had a great day with grandkids who loved it. They was Asking on drive home can they go back again soon. We all will return.

Thank jane33363
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great piece of history, gardens are fantastic. The cafe is a bit small and staff slow but I supposed is holiday for everyone... Definitely recommended

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Walmer Castle on our way to Deal Castle. It was actualy more intrasting. You can see Wellington boots in there. Few rooms with expositions. Beatifull garden with diffrent typ of veggie and fruits. If you do Have a kids you can show them...More

Thank Annkar
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9 March 2017|
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Response from Souldover | Reviewed this property |
There is a direct train line from Dover to Walmer but it is about a 30 minute slow walk. The buses from the centre of town do not go to the castle itself but the Salisbury Road bus stop is about a 10 minute walk.
Amanda P
29 August 2016|
Response from D4BBC | Reviewed this property |
£10.10, but suggest you join English Heritage
23 June 2016|
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Response from Netgezien | Reviewed this property |
Nice venue, reasonable cafe good tourist shop.Although one assistant was too pushy. The visit to the actual castle good easily be done in 90 minutes - subject to your interest level of course.