Walmer Castle and Gardens
A couple explore the newly opened historic Glen.

Re-Discovering Walmer's Pleasure Grounds

With support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, a £2.3m project has now been completed at Walmer, reviving and reuniting gardens begun by William Pitt the Younger and assisted by his niece, Lady Hester Stanhope. The rejuvenation of these historic pleasure grounds is combined with significant improvements to our facilities which you can now enjoy during your visit.

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 Walmer Timeline

1539–41Invasion threat

Faced with an alliance between Spain, France and the Pope, Henry VIII commissions a chain of defences from Hull to Milford Haven.

1539–40Three Artillery Castles

Henry builds castles on the Kent coast, including three at Sandown, Deal and Walmer. More than 1,400 workmen complete building works in 18 months.

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UNLIMITED ACCESS TO OVER 400 HISTORIC PLACES

Live and breathe the story of England at royal castles, historic gardens, forts & defences, world-famous prehistoric sites and many others.

FREE ENTRY FOR UP TO SIX CHILDREN

Free entry for up to six children accompanied by an adult member (under 18 years and within the family group).

FREE HANDBOOK TO PLAN INSPIRING DAYS OUT, WORTH £10.95

Complimentary full colour handbook worth £10.95. Plus our award winning Members’ Magazine delivered four times a year.

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