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Walmer Castle and Gardens, Walmer

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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 visited on a sunny Sunday - really interesting place to look around and spectacular gardens! Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful, good coffee and cake and fantastic family and relaxing vibe...  more »
  • Visiting Deal with three kids under 3.5yrs old we definitely questioned whether or not the castle was worth the visit. With two buggies and kids with low attention spans we weren't sure. However readi...  more »
  • Visited Walmer Castle with my teenage daughter. The castle is a small castle but has some fabulous gardens - it is best visited in good weather when the gardens can be truly appreciated. It is worth a...  more »
  • Lovely gardens complement stunning historic castle to make for a great place to visit as a family or as a couple. Well stocked tea room and shop. Audio guides available for visitors to enhance whole experience.
  • Beautiful historic building in well kept surroundings, that overlooks an equally beautiful pebble beach area. The location is famed for two reasons. Julius Caesar was said to have first set foot in England, here. Napoleon intended to invade England, here. A great day out.
  • Lovely tudor castle on the coast with fantastic views. Self guided audio guides are very informative. The gardens are beautiful with Tulips in spring and more to come as the summer arrives. Lovely space to spend a couple of hours and then you can have a walk along the beach to Deal Castle which is barely a mile away.
  • Lovely place to visit and plenty of history to see, electronic guides were great not one for the kids really though although there is a few things for them to do
  • Fantastic place, lovely gardens and friendly staff. We had a cream tea on the parapets it was lovely. Very nice day out!

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