Walmer Castle, like Deal Castle and Sandown Castle, was built by Henry VIII between 1539 and 1540 as an artillery fortress to protect England from overseas invasion from France.
Walmer Castle consists of a central keep, four circular bastions and a moat. During the 18th century, the castle morphed into a private residence for the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.
Extensive gardens were added during this time and are one of the main reasons to visit this lovely English Heritage maintained site.
The castle interior is a museum with various exhibits relating to the castle's history and its various residents.
The superb Queen Mother's Garden was designed by the noted garden designer Penelope Hobhouse.
Kingsdown Rd, Walmer, Deal
Kent CT14 7LJ
Tel: 01304 364 288
Walmer Castle has various opening times depending on the season. Summer is generally 10am-6pm daily. Please consult the website above for full details.
Admission £10.10 (adults)
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