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Whitstable Castle & Gardens

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

I went to the Whitstable Tea Room this morning with 6 other family members, and we all had a range... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Grounds and lunch

The grounds and play area are stunning a credit to those that obviously put time and effort into... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
South east uk
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“tea room” (37 reviews)
“cakes” (45 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (28 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 3 days ago

I went to the Whitstable Tea Room this morning with 6 other family members, and we all had a range of hot drinks (tea, lattes, Americanos), cakes (shortbread and flapjacks) and two bacon sandwiches. The service was quick and the staff friendly however the food...More

Thank chenicebutterworth
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The grounds and play area are stunning a credit to those that obviously put time and effort into this historic place. We had a lovely lunch at the castle restaurant and sat outside. Sadly although not aimed at us was the attitude of disgruntled staff...More

Thank D0lly16
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited today for a birthday treat for my Wife's birthday. We were met with indifference by the staff, no greeting and had to wait for any acknowledgement that we were actually there. We had booked the "Luxury afternoon tea" for 4 at £19.95 a...More

Thank Beetleboy101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tea ceremony in the real castle is a thing! :) There are many places inside and outside, interior is fantastic. Service is good.

Thank Vadim H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stopped off for a pot of tea nice place to relax great gardens all free to look around prices are good as well

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not your average monstrously huge castle, Whitstable Castle was initially afamily home. Set in beautiful gardens (do make sure you enjoy the roses and their delectable scents) this little castle is enchanting. It is used for weddings, and on the day we visited, a wedding...More

Thank Adrienne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely gardens and easy to walk to from Whitstable beach! Highly recommend a visit when in the area.

Thank danarmes97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An immaculate little place. Lovely gardens, a small playground suitable for the younger child and an old fashioned tea shop, overlooking the park.It's a relaxing little place but maybe a bit boring for the younger generation! Plenty of parking and wish we'd found it sooner...More

Thank vanessamajor58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I took a stroll round here before visiting the cafe. The gardens are tidy and well kept, roses being the main theme. There is a small play area for children, and benches for anyone who can't walk far. There is a bowling...More

Thank Roger G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not really a castle as such, Whitstable Castle was once a priivately owned stately home, but now is run by the Whitstable Castle Trust and apparently available for hire for weddings etc. It merits a sign from the beach and town centre and actually has...More

Thank lonewolf44
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Toni A
1 July 2017|
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Response from 21sjade | Reviewed this property |
No it's free of charge. You can even get a volunteer to show you around the castle and here the history. Lovely views from top of the castle.
Julia P
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
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