Walmer Castle and Gardens

Visitors please note, due to ground conditions the field car park on site will be closed until further notice. Alternative parking is available in the public car park opposite the Castle main entrance. Public car parking is also available at the Borrow Pit car park approx. 200 yards from the castle, accessible via the Beach front path.

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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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