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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

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 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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome