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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.

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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 new interpretation and tactile displays among eight acres of award winning gardens and woodland, telling the story of Walmer’s garden landscape as never before. After a day of exploring, relax at the new Glasshouse Café, and enjoy afternoon tea in the beautiful setting of the kitchen garden.

Halloween Woodland Walks

As the days grow shorter and the nights get longer, bring your family to join our ghost-hunting storytellers on a trip through the shadows of Wrest Park's woodland trail.

With well-told tales full of spooky, strange and silly goings-on, this Halloween walk is sure to get you into the spirit of the season. This is an outdoor tour, so please wear suitable clothes and shoes. It lasts about 45 minutes, and it’s suitable for children aged 5-12.

Walks take place from the 29th October - 31st October. There will be walks departing at 5.30pm, 6.30pm & 7.30pm. There will be an allocated time on your ticket. Please arrive promptly as each walk must depart on time.

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FAQs and safety guidelines

English Heritage have put together an FAQs page, which contains the answers to a large number of queries. A number of safety measures have also been implemented at sites which can be viewed on the English Heritage website.

Special Guidance
  • English Heritage may have limited internet coverage, so tap on your digicard before setting off. It will stay live on your phone for three days.

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Only gardens are open

Castle inside is not open at the moment but the gardens and woodland are lovely with new play areas for the kids. Really good afternoon out.

A lovely place to visit super gardens and full of history where The Duke of Wellington died. Worth a visit, overlooking the English Channel.

A great day out.

Lovely

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