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Whitstable Castle & Gardens

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Address: Tower Hill, Whitstable CT5 2BW, England
Phone Number: +44 1227 281726
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Great Wedding Day

Attended a wedding last weekend at the Castle. It is a lovely places with picturesque grounds and a very well preserved house built to resemble a Castle. The wedding room was a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Possibly in all my 61 years I have been to some awful events, but I am confident this was the WORST The outdoor stalls were few and far between selling mainly tat. To go indoors you had to queue and eventually get in. The building is UNSAFE for the volume of visitors. The staircases were dangerously over crowded the rooms... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended a wedding last weekend at the Castle. It is a lovely places with picturesque grounds and a very well preserved house built to resemble a Castle. The wedding room was a fantastic spectacle, with a Jacobean feel, panelled walls and a magnificent fireplace as centrepiece. Most guests marvelled at the wonderful rooms, staircases and grounds. A great location making... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The castle has lovely gardens and a sweet little cafe inside the front of the castle. Also if you have small children, there is a good park with lots to explore and enjoy. For example, there are water pumps, a wooden sand pit, a net swing, a round-about which you can push from the inside to save your energy, two... More 

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Thank amelie191
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We took our kids out for the day to join in the scarecrow hunt. A lovely fun day out for the kids. Did not get to see the castle but we took part in todays events. We will be going again to have a good look but was impress with the friendliness of the staff

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Thank Russ H
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely grounds and garden which has delightful ship centred toddlers playground and part shady summer terrace with view over Whitstable. Garden room inside is fresh and light the back rooms better for autumn and winter ,cosy but dark. Standard choice of snacks and cakes, .lunches tend to be quiche type bur very well done, the teas are extravagantly calorie full.... More 

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Thank peter s
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Can't say too much as we didn't/couldn't go inside....the gardens are lovely but as it was October I am guessing we missed its glory! It is a small castle! - don't be planning your day around visiting it! There is lawn bowls there that in theory the public can play but wasn't open when we were there (Sunday & late... More 

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Thank Nigel G
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

nice venue ,not as you usually think of a castle i.e. no moat but so nice for an afternoon tea on the terrace .wellcoming staff and lovely lemon drizzle cake. worth a visit .

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chichester
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Visited Whitstable Castle this October and enjoyed a coffee and cake in this delightful tearoom. Staff were very pleasant and after our refreshments allowed us to wonder round the castle. Most of the rooms are used for private functions now. The gardens were very pleasant to wonder round.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I've visited Whitstable many times and never really taken an notice of Whitstabe Castle and Gardens. What a numpty! My friend suggested we meet there and what a treat, lovely cake and coffee and a nice venue to sit outside if the weather permits. During the summer months, mum's and little ones sit outside on blankets enjoying the castle café... More 

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Cake in cafe was delicious! Really great- walk from harbour and over to tankerton via this. No volunteers were available so we will have to go back for a tour inside. However cafe and gardens were top notch.

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