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Whitstable Castle and Gardens

Whitstable Castle and Gardens


Whitstable Castle is a stunning venue set in three acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, just 200m from Tankerton beach and a few minutes walk away from the historic Whitstable Harbour.

Whitstable Castle or Tankerton Towers as it was first called started life as a residence for the Pearson family in the late 1790s and over its long history, it has been developed and improved by successive owners and a Heritage Lottery Grant. Following a £3m refurbishment the Castle is now managed by the Whitstable Castle Trust.

The Castle provides a unique and special venue for wedding, private parties, local classes, corporate and community events.

The Orangery Tearooms are open seven days a week 10am to 5pm (April to October) and 10am to 4pm (November to March). The gardens are open to the public free of charge seven days per week and feature a fabulous pirate themed adventure playground for children.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsFacilities 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 receptionsFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Main Castle open 10am - 4pm.
Orangery Tea Rooms open 10am - 4pm daily (April to October) and 10am to 4pm (November to March).
Gardens open 8am til dusk daily.



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Map reference: TR 113671  Lat: 51.36436 Long: 1.03494

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
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • 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
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired