Walmer Castle and Gardens - English Heritage

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




01304 364288


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

Closed until 30 March 2015.

Admission charges

Adult £7.90
Child (5-15 years) £4.70
Concession £7.10
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £20.50

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Personalities, Weapons and War

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Wellington Boot Camp

  • 26 — 29 May 2015

Step forward this half term and join the ranks of Wellington’s army. Train as a soldier for the Redcoats in musket drills. Hear tales of bravery and intrigue and take part in the Kids Battle of Waterloo.


Adult £9.70 Child £6.80 Concession £8.70 . Price includes entry to the event and the site. Families entry is charged at standard rate plus £1 per child. Corporate members pay standard admission price on event days.