Originally a Tudor fortress, Deal’s Walmer Castle has evolved into a home for many famous names over the years, from the Duke of Wellington to The Queen Mother.
The majestic sea views and idyllic gardens make Walmer a beautiful place to spend a summer’s day. This year, go beyond the formal gardens and grand herbaceous borders to explore the new woodland walk, the wild flower meadow and the recently-restored sunken glen garden.
Inside the castle, you can explore the story of Wellington’s life, career and death, and even see the original wellington boots. And pick up a multimedia guide to hear previously untold stories of the castle and its residents.
There’s also a new natural play trail to entertain little adventurers – they’ll love exploring hollow tree trunks and hiding in giant nests.