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Walmer Castle – English Heritage

Kingsdown Road, Deal, CT14 7LJ. England

Discover famous figures such as the Duke of Wellington and William Pitt the Younger and learn more about local history in a fun and engaging way. Plus, use our new learning centre and teaching resources to explore Walmer Castle’s gardens and woodland.

GBST OFFER – English Heritage have a fantastic offer for a free Discovery Visit: ‘From Plot to Plate’ for 30 pupils, see below for more information. This offer is applicable for schools with over 30% free school meals. Click ‘Apply Now’ for a chance to apply for this offer.

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
People & the Planet Content 7-11 ZIP 12.16MB Download
People & the Planet Content 11-14 ZIP 12.16MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Discovery Visit at Walmer Castle and Gardens

Discovery Visit at Walmer Castle and Gardens

From Plot to Plate

Get hands-on in the historic kitchen garden with the gardeners and team who care for the gardens today! Understand how the garden was developed at the castle and how it works now. Through games and activities, students will explore the complete growing and harvesting process of fruits and vegetables. They’ll learn different soil types, sow seeds to take home, and find out how to identify garden produce through the seasons. Can they take on the challenge to create a plate of food, using seasonal ingredients, to impress Walmer Castle’s cook?

Availability: March to October: Wednesday and Fridays during term time. Sessions last for 75 minutes.

More information

Education at English Heritage

Inspire your students in the places where history really happened on a free self-led visit or an expert-led Discovery Visit workshop. The following offers are included as part of The Great British School Trip:


You can bring your class to any of our sites entirely free of charge. We offer free entry to pre-booked schools, as well as free planning visits to help you make the most out of your day. Use our free downloadable resources to help with your planning and risk assessment.


Award-winning and immersive Discovery Visits are available at selected sites from just £100 per session per class. Students of all ages and abilities can meet characters from the past, role-play or handle intriguing objects.

Venue Details



Kingsdown Road, Deal
CT14 7LJ. England

Opening Hours

April-June: Monday-Sunday 10-5pm July-August: Monday-Sunday 10-6pm September-October: Monday-Sunday 10-5pm 1 November-12 February: Saturday-Sunday 10-4pm 13 February-17 February: Monday-Sunday 10-4pm 20 February-31 March: Wednesday-Sunday 10-4pm