Walmer Castle and Gardens

We’re excited to announce that we’re planning to reopen our sites in the coming weeks. We’re really looking forward to seeing you again. On 13 June we will reopen the first phase of our sites, with a significant number of further sites reopening in early July. We hope to have all sites open again by August. We’ll be sharing more information on how you can book your visit as soon as we can, and will be announcing which sites are reopening in advance of this. The first sites to reopen will be announced around 10 June, and we'll let Members know by email ahead of this.

 Walmer Timeline

1539–41Invasion threat

Faced with an alliance between Spain, France and the Pope, Henry VIII commissions a chain of defences from Hull to Milford Haven.

1539–40Three Artillery Castles

Henry builds castles on the Kent coast, including three at Sandown, Deal and Walmer. More than 1,400 workmen complete building works in 18 months.

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