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Walmer Castle and Gardens

Discover the colour of Walmer's gardens Punch & Judy | selected weekends June & July Explore the homely interior and discover Walmer's past Warm up inside with tasty food and drink in the tearoom
 
 

Built during the reign of King Henry VIII, Walmer Castle is one of the most fascinating visitor attractions in the South East. Originally designed as part of a chain of coastal artillery defences it evolved into the official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. The Duke of Wellington held the post for 23 years and enjoyed his time spent at the castle and in recent years Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother made regular visits to the castle.

The armchair in which Wellington died and an original pair of 'Wellington boots' along with some of the rooms used by the Queen Mother are among the highlights. And with the magnificent gardens, a woodland walk and some excellent bird spotting there's something for everyone to enjoy. There is also a pleasant cycle path along the beach front to nearby Deal Castle.

Don't Miss

  • Punch and Judy on the lawn, on selected weekends in June and July.
  • Tasty food in the tearoom with produce from our garden.
  • The baby frogs in the contemporary garden's pond!
  • Colourful summer plants for sale from our shop's plant centre.

Events At Walmer Castle and Gardens

  • Punch and Judy

    Sat 26 & Sun 27 Jul 2014

    Enjoy a light hearted show of Punch and Judy on the lawn in the gardens of Walmer Castle. On weekends throughout July see Mr Punch getting up to mischief and play with the garden games.

  • Secret Role of Walmer Castle in the First World War

    Members' Event

    Mon 4 Aug

    Join our expert Curators and learn about the important role Walmer Castle played during the Great War.

  • Shipwrecks of the Kent Coast in Wartime

    Members' Event

    Thu 2 Oct

    Discover Kent's rich maritime heritage and the roles the county's castles have played in defending England from invasion.

Prices and opening times

directions

Kingsdown Road, Deal, Kent - CT14 7LJ (Directions)

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