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Walmer Castle and Gardens

Walmer Castle and Gardens Review

Another of Henry VIII's coastal fortifications, this castle was converted in 1708 into a residence for the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, a ceremonial honor dating back to the early Middle Ages. Made up of four round towers around a circular keep, the castle has sprawling lavender gardens with gorgeous ocean views. Among its famous lord wardens were William Pitt the Younger; the duke of Wellington, hero of the Battle of Waterloo, who lived here from 1829 until his death here in 1852 (a small museum contains memorabilia); and Sir Winston Churchill. The drawing and dining rooms are open to the public except when the lord warden is in residence. The castle is about a mile south of Deal.

    Contact Information

  • Address: A258, Deal, CT14 7LJ | Map It
  • Phone: 01304/364288
  • Cost: £8
  • Hours: Mar., weekends 10–4; Apr.–Sept., daily 10–4; Oct.–early Nov., Wed.–Sun. 10–4
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  • Location: Deal
Updated: 05-27-2014

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