I'll show you the castle in this post and the gardens in the next as there are 50 photographs
I have heard so much about this castle over the years but have never visited. So in August we rectified that mistake.
Walmer Castle was built in 1539 as one of a chain of coastal forts constructed by King Henry VIII against the threat of invasion by Spain.
From 1708, it became the official residence of the Lords Warden of the Cinque Ports, an office held by many famous people, including the Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill and the late
The castle was adapted over the years by successive Lords Warden, to make it into a more comfortable home, and the grounds were developed into an attractive garden, which are still changing today.
The Moat has also been incorporated into the gardens
Stairs down to the basement
The castle faces out onto the North Sea
note the row of canons outside the castle outer wall
Canons and canon balls
The Corridor runs the full length of the castle
Part of The Duke of Wellington's room
Queen Victoria's Room
The Dining Room is shown here as it was used by the late Lord Warden, HM the Queen Mother when she was here
The Drawing Room
Alan and I taking a break in the tearoom
Alan has scone with jam and cream while I have my favourite
Lemon Drizzle cake
Walls within walls
Alan acting as the pack horse
Hope you enjoyed the visit and I am sure you will enjoy the gardens in the next post