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Whitstable Castle & Gardens

Tower Hill, Whitstable CT5 2BW, England
+44 1227 281726
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Disappointing Breakfast Experience

It was a lovely sunny morning so we sat outside where the views are lovely, however we cannot say... read more

Reviewed today
lorraine L
Whitstable, United Kingdom
Lovely spot

Beautiful garden, on a sunny afternoon, watched the bowls, nice cup of tea and slice of cake, quiet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“tea room” (32 reviews)
“cakes” (39 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Tower Hill, Whitstable CT5 2BW, England
+44 1227 281726
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Reviewed today

It was a lovely sunny morning so we sat outside where the views are lovely, however we cannot say the same for the breakfast. The waitress seemed moody, rude and uninterested, we were given toast we had not ordered, " well you have it now"...More

Thank lorraine L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful garden, on a sunny afternoon, watched the bowls, nice cup of tea and slice of cake, quiet and peaceful

Thank chrissy51
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat down and waited for over 20 minutes and still no one came to take our order. Despite going to the counter to check it was a waitress service and was rudely told to take a seat and wait! I appreciate they were busy,...More

Thank suki1000260
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

been the hotel with my family and I can say I was expecting something different a bit bigger but still this place has a charm to it and it is really beautiful. The cafe inside is good and the food was very tasty. If you...More

Thank rmcc83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always enjoy a stroll around these gardens. Not huge but something for everyone. Pretty flower borders, a lovely rose garden, cafe, play area, plenty of seats and grass areas to enjoy a picnic. The castle is stunning to look at. Free parking within the park...More

Thank BargeeGirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely and well kept gardens. Cafe was loveley too. Nice to get away from the seaside feel to the main town and relax in a peaceful setting.

Thank Colliechops
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way out of Whitstable and enjoyed walking round the beautiful gardens with some unusual plants. Best of all was the afternoon tea served on the terrace. It made for a fabulous end to our Whitstable trip!

Thank Liz D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my elderly parents and two young children here. I expected this to be a more parent focused place however all of us loved it here. The children took part in a free nature trail that helped them to appreciate the beautiful setting. My...More

Thank Souldover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered the castle when visiting small antiques shops in town. Nice place for a picnic, walk or cuppa. Perfecr place for relaxing afternoon.

Thank Moon1313
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have mainly visited Whitstable Castle & Gardens for the play park which is lovely for children. Lots of interesting wooden play apparatus, including a ship, which certainly keeps children entertained for a couple of hours or more. The gardens are really beautiful for having...More

Thank Karen B
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Julia P
Are you part of english heritage
1 May 2017|
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Response from Derryk | Reviewed this property |
Whitstable Castle and grounds is not part of English heritage - I think it is independent.
Stuart R
What is there to do here? Are there formal gardens to walk round? A Kids play area? Picnic area? Entrance fees? a Car Park? The website has info on how much an afternoon tea it, but not a lot else that would be useful to someone that might visit, but does not want to drive for 2 hours and find out it is only a tea room with a fancy name
17 February 2017|
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
There are limited parking space in the grounds, but on the road outside there is plenty of room, There is a play area for children up to 12 - my granddaughters loved it, bt now too old. There is outside seating, but for... More
Can you go to the tea room without paying to enter the castle?
17 February 2017|
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Response from latteandmiele | Property representative |
There is not entrance fee to the castle