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Walmer Castle and Gardens, Walmer
(4.7/5 based on 650+ 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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  • We went here expecting it to be more like Deal Castle - an interesting fortified look-out but with not a great amount to see other than the building. How wrong we were. Walmer Castle is more of a cast...  more »
  • A lovely castle with loads if artifacts from the Lord wardens . The gardens are lovely and make a lovely walk. History from Henry 8th to modern 
  • Walmer Castle is interesting on its own because of its incredible history and location (you can look out over the English Channel and see France on a clear day) but the gardens are beautiful. If you t...  more »
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  • One of the best Audio Tours, very fascinating castle to explore. Love the Queen Mother's garden, could have sat there all day. I would have happily moved in and lived there - first time I've ever felt like that about a historical building!
  • I loved Walmer Castle, it is set on the Kent coast and has a profound history dating back to 1539 and was built by Henry V111. The castle is fascinating and the gardens are stunning. Try to visit when the weather is good as it will be a much better experience.
  • A lot more interesting than I expected and great to see the Duke of Wellingtons original stuff there, including the chair he died in. Great gardens as well. Overall a very nice few hours out.
  • Very interesting English Heritage property. A Napoleonic defensive fort in a lovely location and since transformed by multiple owners. Well worth a visit as is its other surviving partner Deal Castle.
  • 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.