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Whitstable Castle & Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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I love Whitstable Castle. I got married here in 2016 and everything went perfectly. It’s not really... read more

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Went for the Christmas event which had a great selection of sellers with food, drinks and gifts... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“afternoon tea”(41 reviews)
“cakes”(42 reviews)
“tea room”(29 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Tower Hill, Whitstable CT5 2BW, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love Whitstable Castle. I got married here in 2016 and everything went perfectly. It’s not really a castle but is charming in an understated way. The staff were amazing and went above and beyond. The decor could be updated but I imagine they don’t...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PrincessBeanTown
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is not a castle in is a old house whos owner changed its name to castle when he owned it. Very disappointingly the castle was shut. Even though is said it was open today. The grounds were open which are very nice and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank bbourne14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We highly enjoyed Whitstable Castle and our tour guide Ariel, who was full of information and shared his passion for the castles history, which was beautiful! We recommend it, and hope you are lucky enough to have Ariel as your guide

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank nativeoysters21
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

My partner and i were excited to be attending a fabulous 1920's night at the castle, but what an awful and disappointing night. The food was very disappointing. The ham was mushy and watery, the potatoes were cold and the dessert was appalling. It consisted...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank annatD148KB
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Went for the Christmas event which had a great selection of sellers with food, drinks and gifts which was quite crowded and a queue was necessary to see more sellers in the castle. Would definitely go again without the fair as the castle was beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LorraineF908
Reviewed December 10, 2018

A real gem, A beautiful place to visit anytime. Their Cream Teas are a Quintessential English experience in a superb conservatory setting. The gardens are well maintained and look stunning.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter S
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Lovely afternoon tea served in lovely surrounding within beautiful gardens. It is a very popular place to meet friends or take the children who can run around and explore the extensive gardens

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jude T
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I have visited this place on plenty of occasions and it's been fine. My last visit was very disappointing as the lunch that I had was served up cold. I sent it back as did my two friends. They reheated the food which was pasta,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
5  Thank harry176
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Went here for the regular antique fair. Had about 10 tables selling tat and brikabrak . Waste of time. Also it ain't a castle!

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank seemore1
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We visited in dreadful weather and got a guided tour and lots of information from a lovely volunteer. Finished off with drinks in the cafe which were also good.

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 9, 2018|
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Response from Janice S |
On Friday 14th September 2018 their website events page says it's a Heritage day with tours.
January 2, 2018|
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Response from aliceb95vo | Reviewed this property |
It may be dog friendly but it is not customer friendly so keep away!
October 28, 2017|
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