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Castle, free entry


Orangery Tea Room, Whitstable Castle

Orangery Tea Room, Whitstable Castle


A wonderful day out for those of you with a few hours or even a whole day to spare. The best way to get the most out of your trip to the Castle is to combine it with a visit to nearby Whitstable Old Town, The Harbour and the wonderful beaches and promenades of Tankerton all of which are just a few hundred metres from the Castle itself.

The Castle - dating back to the 1790's, the Castle and Grounds have been home to local merchants and dignitaries and has remained a landmark attraction throughout its long and interesting history. It has recently undergone a major refurbishment and restoration to return it to its former glory funded by the Lottery, Canterbury City Council and other benefactors and is now a 'must see' for anyone visiting the town.

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

Mobile phone coverageGrounds for outdoor activitiesChildren welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedVenue approved for civil marriageWedding receptions

Opening details

Main Castle open 10am - 4pm.
Orangery Tea Rooms open 10am - 4pm daily.
Gardens open 8am til dusk daily.


Free entry


  • 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
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions



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: 0.9 miles from Whitstable station

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