Walmer Castle & Gardens

Explore eight acres of award-winning gardens in the grounds of a Tudor fortress and enjoy stunning sea views.

New for 2024 – explore the private rooms of the Lord Warden, open to the public for the first time. See where the Queen Mother stayed during her visits, look around the apartment and uncover the history of the families that lived there.

Parts of the castle are closed in preparation for important conservation work, however there’s still lots to see and do. Discover stories and secrets from the castle’s past and see some remarkable objects, including a pair of original Wellington Boots.

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.Explore the planted former chalk quarry, the Glen, and admire the wildflower meadow, before relaxing at the glasshouse cafe.

Opening Times

The castle is open daily throughout February half term (14-20 Feb), and Wed – Sun from 23 Feb  – 31 Mar.  It will be open daily April – October, and weekends in the winter.

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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