© Harry Smith - Walmer Castle and Gardens

Walmer Castle and Gardens

© English Heritage - Walmer Castle and Gardens

Walmer Castle and Gardens

© English Heritage - Walmer Castle and Gardens

Walmer Castle and Gardens

This castle, now in the care of English Heritage, was built in 1540 as part of Henry Vlll's chain of coastal defences.

Centuries of domestic refinements have transformed it from a fortress to an elegant stately home with beautiful gardens.

It is the official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, and has been home to an incredible range of characters.

See the original Wellington boots, stand where the Duke of Wellington died. Visit the rooms, including the reception rooms of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

Explore the magnificent gardens including the Broadwalk Garden, kitchen garden, and contemporary Queen Mother's Garden before visiting the Lord Warden's Tearoom or the new Glasshouse Café. Find out more about the project to rediscover Walmer's lost pleasure grounds.

Visit the English Heritage website for a list of Events to be held at Walmer Castle & Gardens.

Address

Kingsdown Road Walmer Deal Kent CT14 7LJ

What you need to know

  • On-site parking (charges may apply)
  • Visitor toilet/s
  • On-site catering and refreshments
  • Family friendly