We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Whitstable Castle & Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Review Highlights
A very nice place in the sunshine

The castle has recently been restored and is often used for functions. We had a very interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
Pleasant stroll through the gardens

Called on a sunny day for a pleasant stroll through the gardens and a drink from the Orangery. It’s... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue P
Maidstone, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 491 reviews
All photos (189)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“afternoon tea”(36 reviews)
“cakes”(40 reviews)
“tea room”(28 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Tower Hill, Whitstable CT5 2BW, England
+44 1227 281726
Reviews (491)
Filter reviews
477 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews afternoon tea cakes tea room play area bowling green rose garden lovely setting antique fair pirate ship children's playground lovely tea lovely afternoon worth a visit tankerton slopes across the road my mum visited whitstable
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 477 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

I just had a stroll around the park while exploring the delights of Whitstable. It is a pleasant little park, not far from the beach, that was formerly the grounds of a rather ostentatious private home. The castle was not open, though I gather it...More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here many, many times at a variety of times throughout the year,sometimes when events are on but often just for a tranquil stroll. We always bring family when they are visiting and it has now become a tradition to see the Rose Garden in...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle has recently been restored and is often used for functions. We had a very interesting conducted tour round the castle which is free and well worth doing. The café was nice but afternoon teas have to be ordered in advance. The park is...More

Thank mrsmon2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called on a sunny day for a pleasant stroll through the gardens and a drink from the Orangery. It’s the only park in Whitstable and entry is free. We sat outside for our drinks, but there is inside seating. My friend liked the coffee (she’s...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens with enormous sunflowers. You can watch bowling or wander around the garden or have coffee in the cafe which overlooks the garden.

Thank WellTraveledEthiopia
Reviewed September 1, 2018

I went to the Castle during a visit to Whitstable, entry is free. The Castle started life as the residence of the Pearson family in the 1790's. It is now used for weddings and local events. There is a cafe on site as well as...More

Thank B7152FJpeterw
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Considering the advertising we saw for the fair we were dissapointed by the very little that was here today. Shame they didn't make use of the space and really get it going for everyone. Pizza van was the best part for my partner.

Thank Charlotte R
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I have been here several times before and it is really worth a five. The gardens this year have suffered the ravages of the hot weather. That aside it was still worth a look around them. The castle is quite eccentric build at a time...More

1  Thank DavidWxxx
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This was a little disappointing as we thought you could just walk round, you need a tour guide as it’s not really open to the public, but none the less the guide was very informative and saved the trip, the gardens were lovely to walk...More

Thank katmarsh1973
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Although it is called a Castle..not like most Castles..more of a country Mansion..lovely gardens..and a really good cafe..well worth a look.

1  Thank bigbarryEssex
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Hotel Continental
545 reviews
.18 km away
Marine Hotel
998 reviews
.60 km away
Premier Inn Whitstable Hotel
813 reviews
2.76 km away
Crescent Turner Hotel
485 reviews
3.46 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 142 nearby restaurants
The Beach Cafe
213 reviews
.22 km away
Crab & Winkle Restaurant
903 reviews
.59 km away
36 reviews
.51 km away
The Lounge Restaurant & Bar
210 reviews
.50 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 115 nearby attractions
Tankerton Slopes
299 reviews
.56 km away
Crab & Winkle Way
66 reviews
.63 km away
Harbour Market Whitstable
22 reviews
.49 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
August 9, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Janice S |
On Friday 14th September 2018 their website events page says it's a Heritage day with tours.
Tina B
January 2, 2018|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from aliceb95vo | Reviewed this property |
It may be dog friendly but it is not customer friendly so keep away!
October 28, 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Mike P | Reviewed this property |