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Whitstable Castle & Gardens

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Christmas event

Went for the Christmas event which had a great selection of sellers with food, drinks and gifts... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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Really friendly

We visited in dreadful weather and got a guided tour and lots of information from a lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“cakes”(42 reviews)
“tea room”(29 reviews)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My partner and i were excited to be attending a fabulous 1920's night at the castle, but what an awful and disappointing night. The food was very disappointing. The ham was mushy and watery, the potatoes were cold and the dessert was appalling. It consisted...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for the Christmas event which had a great selection of sellers with food, drinks and gifts which was quite crowded and a queue was necessary to see more sellers in the castle. Would definitely go again without the fair as the castle was beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LorraineF908
Reviewed 4 days ago

A real gem, A beautiful place to visit anytime. Their Cream Teas are a Quintessential English experience in a superb conservatory setting. The gardens are well maintained and look stunning.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely afternoon tea served in lovely surrounding within beautiful gardens. It is a very popular place to meet friends or take the children who can run around and explore the extensive gardens

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jude T
Reviewed 8 November 2018

I have visited this place on plenty of occasions and it's been fine. My last visit was very disappointing as the lunch that I had was served up cold. I sent it back as did my two friends. They reheated the food which was pasta,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
5  Thank harry176
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Went here for the regular antique fair. Had about 10 tables selling tat and brikabrak . Waste of time. Also it ain't a castle!

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank seemore1
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We visited in dreadful weather and got a guided tour and lots of information from a lovely volunteer. Finished off with drinks in the cafe which were also good.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 938julied
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Went on Saturday 20th to take part in a murder mystery dinner. There were 6 in our party and it was excellent , food terrific , and the performance was first class . For anyone who has only been downstairs the first floor is beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Skeletor1951
Reviewed 25 October 2018

quite disappointed to find that this is just a glorified tea room - the gardens were quite nice but nothing special...:(

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daydream818595
Reviewed 17 October 2018

I just had a stroll around the park while exploring the delights of Whitstable. It is a pleasant little park, not far from the beach, that was formerly the grounds of a rather ostentatious private home. The castle was not open, though I gather it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carolyn S
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10 August 2018|
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Response from Janice S |
On Friday 14th September 2018 their website events page says it's a Heritage day with tours.
3 January 2018|
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Response from aliceb95vo | Reviewed this property |
It may be dog friendly but it is not customer friendly so keep away!
28 October 2017|
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