Walmer Castle and Gardens | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Walmer Castle and Gardens

  • Deal
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Castles and Palaces, Tourist Attractions

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all pay-for-entry English Heritage sites will be closed to the public from the end of Wednesday 18th March until 1st May. Some sites may re-open early. Free-to-enter sites will remain open to visitors. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

Walmer Castle and Gardens offers a chance to step back in history, but also for kids to explore a castle with battlements with wonderful sea views! plus much of it has been recently given a sympathetic restoration to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, including a new multi media guide and a more authentic refinishing of Wellington's bedroom!

It was originally designed a part of a coastal defence against France but became the official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. The Duke of Wellington held this post for 23 years and died in an armchair there that can still be seen, along with an original pair of ‘wellington boots'.

In recent years, both the Queen and Queen Mother have regularly visited the castle and you have a chance to see some of the rooms that were used by the Queen Mother on her visits.

The gardens are also worth visiting as there is a moat, the Queen Mother's Garden plus a fascinating, working kitchen garden. There are some beautiful trees to be seen on the Oval Lawn, Paddock and Woodland Walk plus a variety of wildlife throughout the year.

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Opening hours

25th March - 30 September 2016 Daily 10.00am - 6.00pm 1 October - 31st October Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm 1 November - 23 December Weekend 10.00am - 4.00pm 27 December - 1 January 2017 Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm


Adult: £10.10 Child: £6.00 Concession: £9.10 Family tickets available.

Travel & Contact Information


Kingsdown Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 7LJ, England

Phone number

01304 364288



Click here to visit Walmer Castle and Gardens' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite and nearby.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Walmer Castle and Gardens has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Walmer Castle and Gardens has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Walmer Castle and Gardens has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Walmer Castle and Gardens has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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