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.
Secret Role of Walmer Castle in the First World War
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
Thu 2 Oct
Discover Kent's rich maritime heritage and the roles the county's castles have played in defending England from invasion.
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Kingsdown Road, Deal, Kent - CT14 7LJ
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