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3. Walmer Castle and Gardens, Deal

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Walmer Castle and Gardens, Deal

Originally built during the reign of Henry VIII as part of a chain of coastal artillery defences against attack from Europe, Walmer Castle has evolved over time into an elegant residence. Tour the rooms inhabited by former "Wardens of the Cinque Ports" including the Duke of Wellington. 
 
The beautiful gardens surrounding the house include a commemorative lawn, woodland walk, croquet lawn and a working kitchen garden. The remainder of the grounds are mostly wildlife gardens, a great place to spot birds.
 
Home-made lunches and teas are available at the Lord Warden’s Tearoom, and the well-stocked gift shop is well worth a visit. An audio tour is available and plants are on sale.

There is also a pleasant cycle path along the beachfront between Deal and Walmer Castles.

Walmer Castle and Gardens Address:
Walmer Castle
Deal
Kent
CT14 7LJ
England, UK

Walmer Castle and Gardens Opening Times:
1st April - 30th September, 10.00 am - 6.00 pm, Monday to Sunday
1st -31st October, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday.
Closed 1st November - 28th February    
1st - 31st March 10.00 am - 4.00 pm Wednesday to Sunday
Closed 9th - 11th July when Lord Warden in residence 
  
Walmer Castle and Gardens Admission:
Adult: £7.00
Children: £3.50
Concession: £6.00
English Heritage Members: Free
Family Ticket: £17.50

T  +44 (0)1304 364288

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