Walmer Castle & Gardens

Explore eight acres of magnificent gardens, enjoy sea views, and explore the Lord Warden’s Historic Home.

Originally built by Henry VIII as a coastal defence castle, Walmer Castle later became the elegant residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.

Recently reimagined, see the rooms where the Duke of Wellington the last 23 years of his life, and discover previously untold stories about the many well known former residents of the castle from Prime Minister William Pitt to Winston Churchill.

Outside see the tranquil bastion views across the beach and out to sea. The eight acres of gardens offer year round colour and variety, from the Queen Mother’s contemporary garden, to the herbaceous Broadwalk borders, the kitchen garden, greenhouses and woodland walk.

Walmer Castle is one of Kent’s great hidden treasures with many stories to tell, and the tearoom is always ready to serve tasty cakes and seasonal produce from the gardens.

Opening Times

The Castle and Gardens are open daily April to the end of October.

In the winter they are open on weekends.

For full up to date opening times and admission prices, please visit the English Heritage website.


For detailed access information, please visit the English Heritage website.

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