Walmer Castle Castles
The spirit of Napoleon's nemesis and the victor of Waterloo still lives on at this former coastal artillery fort. The 'Iron Duke' preferred unsophisticated furnishings and the campaign-bed on which he slept with its original horsehair mattress and bedding remains on display as a testament to his spartan tastes. A pair of original 'Wellington boots' can also be seen alongside a great many personal effects in the fascinating on-site Wellington museum.
The gardens hold much of horticultural and historical interest. The moat that once surrounded the fort has been grassed over since the 19th century and now hosts a wide variety of flowers and other greenery. There are also a commemorative lawn, woodland walk, croquet lawn and a working kitchen garden, as well as a double herbaceous border flanked by mature yew hedges.
An interactive audio tour is available at the site and, for those with green fingers or those inspired by the magnificent gardens, plants are on sale.
Parking is located on a nearby approach to the castle, disabled passengers can be dropped off at castle entrance; please telephone in advance to make arrangements for parking on site. .
AddressKingsdown Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 7LJ
Opening times10am - 6pm
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