Walmer Castle Tickets and Dates

Walmer Castle and Gardens, Deal, Kent

Please note parts of the castle are closed in preparation for important conservation work, however there’s still lots to see and do inside and outside the castle, including the Lord Warden’s apartments which are now open to the public for the first time. Entry to the Lord Warden’s Apartment is only accessible via a tight spiral staircase. Queues to enter the apartment may occur during busy times of day.




More Information about Walmer Castle

Once you choose your arrival date, you’ll receive your booking confirmation by email. Just bring this with you on the day you visit, either on your mobile device or as a print out. The email will contain a barcode that our team will scan when you arrive. You are booking a day ticket and can arrive at any time within our opening hours, and stay for as long as you like. Some of our sites can get very busy, especially on Bank Holidays. Our busiest times are between 11am and 2pm, so if you prefer to visit at a quieter time you may wish to visit outside of these hours. Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge. Last admission is 1 hour before the site closes. You don't need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. You can book your advance ticket online up to 8.45am on the day you want to visit. Then, subject to availability, there will be walk up tickets available. The prices shown here include a discount. The admission price will be higher if you choose to pay on the day you visit.
Explore over eight acres of award-winning gardens, situated in the grounds of a picturesque coastal castle with a fascinating history. Walmer Castle was once a Tudor artillery fortress that became a stately-home for the Lords Warden of the Cinque Ports, including the Iron Duke of Wellington. Discover a glorious mix of formal and informal garden styles. Admire the herbaceous borders, colourful planting and impressive cloud hedge in the striking Broadwalk or relax in the tranquil setting of the Queen Mother's garden. See the kitchen garden bursting with fresh fruit and vegetables then stroll through the wild flower meadows and shady woodland walk to the recently-restored sunken glen. With a mix of colourful displays and cool shaded spots, the gardens at Walmer Castle provide the perfect setting for a day out in the fresh air."