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Orangery Tea Room, Whitstable Castle

Orangery Tea Room, Whitstable Castle


Whitstable Castle & Gardens

01227 281726


Tower Hill,

Events at this Venue

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Sun 6 Dec Tankerton Christmas Market


Whitstable Castle is a landmark building, on the seafront between the popular fishing town of Whitstable and Tankerton.
Dating from 1790, it was formerly the family home of the Pearson Family and then of Wynn Ellis MP (who housed his mistress and family here!) and has always remained a landmark attraction throughout its history.

Today the castle and its 3 acres of award-winning gardens are open to the public. The Orangery tearooms are open every day and there is a fabulous priate playground for children in the gardens.

We welcome groups and provide guided tours of the main castle building and gardens. Pre-booked tea and tours are available for groups of 6+.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Opening details

Daily 10am to 4pm. Please ring to check daily availability for visits.


From £5.00 per person dependent on catering requirements.



See location of The Whitstable Castle and Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TR 114671  Lat: 51.36447 Long: 1.03580

9 miles from Canterbury via A290.
The train station is 0.9 miles to the castle and bus stop on Tower Parade (under a minute walk to the castle)

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 miles from Whitstable station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
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