Walmer Castle and Gardens - English Heritage

Walmer Castle and Gardens - English Heritage
Kingsdown Road
Walmer
Kent
CT14 7LJ
England

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/walmer-castle-and-gardens/

Telephone

01304 364288

Fax

01304 364826

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Walmer Castle
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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. .

Venue Type:

Castle or defences, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

1 Oct-1 Nov 10am-4pm Wed-Sun / 2 Nov-28 Feb Closed / 1-31 Mar 10am-4pm Wed-Sun

Admission charges

7.30/6.60/4.40/19.00

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Personalities

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Punch and Judy

  • 26 — 27 July 2014 10am-5pm

Find yourself a spot on the lawn for a fun and light hearted show of Punch & Judy. A rich tribute to an endearing and enduring rascal, play along with Mr Punch in the delightful setting of Walmer Castle’s gardens.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/

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