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Walmer Castle and Gardens

Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, England
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Great Day Out

Fascinating Tudor Castle, with lots of history, you can hire an audio set for more info, and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BobH625
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Margate, United Kingdom
via mobile
Sunny day out

Did not realise Walmer Castle had so much to offer. Fascinating history through many rooms and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maureen M
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Builth Wells, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Kingsdown Road, Walmer CT14 7LJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fascinating Tudor Castle, with lots of history, you can hire an audio set for more info, and wonderful gardens and grounds. Look round the castle first, then the grounds so you end up in Queen Mothers Garden with the large pond.( be mindfull with children)...More

Thank BobH625
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did not realise Walmer Castle had so much to offer. Fascinating history through many rooms and exhibits. The complimentary audio guide was a great bonus, informative and user friendly. The gardens were stunning especially on a sunny day. Staff friendly and helpful. Cafe reasonably priced...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Deal Castle first, which is nice but there isn't much to it. Walmer Castle and Gardens offer you an Audio whilst wondering around (I suggest to say yes as it will help you understand the fasinating history of it). This is a beautiful...More

Thank colders73
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On arriving you drive through a narrow gate off the main road. Free parking, just follow the gravel road around from the entrance. Overflow parking onto the grass when busy. Audio guide included which was very good. Loads of information and things to see in...More

Thank Benjamin D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out. The castle is steeped in history. The gardens are always amazing. Stop at the cafe for a snack. Wide range of food and delicious cakes. Theres a little cafe on the roof deck selling ice creams and coffees.

Thank Crochet1956
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place! Loads of history and it was special seeing the room and very chair that Wellington died in. The audio guide was extremely clear and useful. We would have missed so much without it. The gardens are also superb. Well worth a...More

Thank MJWMAN
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history surrounding this castle as the home of the Lord Lieutenant of the Cinque Ports is a pleasant 2 or 3 hour visit with helpful guides both audio and people. The cafe is cosy and has an amazing choice of food to eat. The...More

Thank neiltheduck
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

English Heritage properties tend to be very expensive to visit for a lot of individuals and families. It is a good idea to look out for offers before going to mitigate this. Nevertheless, this property and lovely gardens are well worth a visit, particularly on...More

Thank margaret k
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. We have been there a few times now and Its best to go on a nice day if you want to visit and see the gardens at their best. Castle history is good as well. Staff very friendly and the food...More

Thank 06Robert
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been before and find it a pleasant , relaxing place to spend time. There is a good café plus a large garden to stroll, as well as finding out the history of the fortifications. I would have liked to have strolled more but...More

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Kate D
16 February 2018|
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Response from Gary C | Reviewed this property |
To be honest i didnt see any dogs as the castle doesnt have large areas for this although i could be wrong.
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susie1717m
25 August 2017|
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Response from infojingo1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we parked down the coast a bit as we couldn't get closer.
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T P
9 March 2017|
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Response from Mike L | Reviewed this property |
There is a regular Bus service between Dover and Deal.
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