Originally a Tudor fortress, Walmer Castle evolved into a stately-home for the Lords Warden of the Cinque Ports, and became the residence of famous names from the Duke of Wellington to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Inside, our exhibits and collection bring to life Wellington’s career, and the story of his life and death. You can even see the original Wellington Boots.

Outside, discover 8 acres of award-winning gardens, including the breath-taking Broadwalk and the serene Queen Mothers Garden. Make sure to venture into the tranquil surroundings of the newly-opened Glen, a planted former chalk quarry accessible for the first time in over 100 years, and explore new interpretation and tactile displays telling the story of Walmer’s landscape as never before.

From just £4 a month, entrance to Walmer Castle is included in English Heritage membership, providing families with access to hundreds of attractions across the country.

Little adventures will enjoy discovering our new natural play trail including hollow tree trunks to climb and wobbly bridges to cross. After a day of exploring, relax at the new Glasshouse Café, in the glorious setting of the kitchen garden, or enjoy a seasonal menu in the Lord Warden’s tea room.


Facilities On Site:

  • Address
    Kingsdown Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 7LJ
  • Phone

    (01304) 364288

  • Website

    Click here

  • Buy tickets

    Click here

  • Opening Times
    Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Lord Warden in Residence 12 - 14 July 2019. The castle and gardens will be closed on these days.

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