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Walmer Castle and Gardens, Walmer

Categories: Gardens, Castles, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Experience the lifestyle of English royalty at Walmer Castle and Gardens, a former artillery fort constructed by Henry VIII. The fort consisted of a keep and four circular bastions surrounded by a moat, built to defend the strategically important coastal areas against invasion from France and the Holy Roman Empire. In the 18th century the military fortification became a private residence with extensive landscaped gardens. In the early 20th century, the castle and its grounds opened to the public. Pick up an informative audio guide at the entrance, and stop at the tea room for some sandwiches and scones. Put Walmer Castle and Gardens into our Walmer trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Free entry to EH members and lots of free parking. This is an usually shaped castle in lovely condition. Originally built as a fortification it became the home of many historical figures, and was well...  read more »
  • A well appointed castle with great history. The home of the Warden of the Cinque Ports, residents included Wellington and Pitt the Younger. Also an attractive garden. Free parking and free admission w...  read more »
  • Despite a public holiday in England, and the visit was worth an appropriate number of visitors. The 'Castle' is furnished and alone worth a visit already. Also here (such as deal Castle), the audio-guide is a must to understand what you actually see. A subsequent visit to the garden / park is an absolute must.
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  • That is beautiful place. Not only castle but, also very pretty and charming gardens. Come with your kids, whole family. Take your grandparents and plays a bit in woods or just have picnic. Make lots of photo shots. You can learn about history of England with audio guides. Very nice tea room with great selection of cakes. Place recommended.
  • Beautiful grounds and castle stacked in History. Very much worth the entrance to see the castle which become home to many famous figures in English history. Enjoy at Spring ...
  • Myself and kids love it here. Lots of grounds to run around and right by the beach.
  • only reason this is 4 stars is because could be bigger my younger brother saw his first ever fox gardens are awesome love it.
  • We visit this place at least once a month, my girls love it!!
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