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Walmer Castle and Gardens, Walmer

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Experience the lifestyle of English royalty at Walmer Castle and Gardens, a former artillery fort constructed by Henry VIII. The fort consisted of a keep and four circular bastions surrounded by a moat, built to defend the strategically important coastal areas against invasion from France and the Holy Roman Empire. In the 18th century the military fortification became a private residence with extensive landscaped gardens. In the early 20th century, the castle and its grounds opened to the public. Pick up an informative audio guide at the entrance, and stop at the tea room for some sandwiches and scones. Plan to see Walmer Castle and Gardens and other attractions that appeal to you using our Walmer road trip app .
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  • Lovely castle and grounds free if you are a English Heritage member. Would definitely recommend a visit.  more »
  • We re visited the garden which has recently been restored and renovated at a cost of £1.35 m. I would endorse the favourable comments made by other visitors about the gardens , their facilities and th...  more »
  • Lovely castle to visit on an afternoon. Visited with 3 little ones to do the Easter Egg hunt and had a great time. A bit smaller than what we expected, but the most beautiful grounds. Would visit again if other events or trails were on.
  • The gardens are rather nice and pretty extensive. The castle is impressive but there is not a lot of it open on the ground floor, about half the area is taken up by the restaurant. I did not go upstairs because I was in my wheelchair. This is a national heritage place so if you are a member you will get in free.
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