Deal and Walmer Castle
Saturday 2nd June 2018
£21.50 English Heritage
Eastern Kent is our destination and the attractive coastal town of Deal. Here there will time to explore the town and find some lunch in one of the many pubs, restaurants or cafes. You may wish to visit Deal Castle or the Time Ball Tower Museum, or stroll along the historic
waterfront. In the afternoon we travel the short distance to Walmer Castle. Built during the reign of King Henry VIII and perched on the picturesque Kent coastline, Walmer is one of the most fascinating visitor attractions in the South East. Originally designed as part of a chain of coastal artillery defences it evolved into the official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. The Duke of Wellington held the post for 23 years and enjoyed his time spent at the Castle and in more recent years Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother made regular visits to the castle. There are also magnificent gardens and a woodland walk.