Whitstable Castle 4858

Whitstable, England, Kent, Canterbury

Brief Description

The sheltered gardens serve well as a pleasant venue away from the more bracing seafront.

History

Whitstable Castle, on Tower Hill, was purchased by Whitstable UDC for offices and a town park in 1935.

Visitor Facilities

This is a municipal site for general public use. Please see: http://www.canterbury.gov.uk/buildpage.php?id=400#whitscastle

Detailed Description

The terraces and small sunken and topiary gardens lead to an informality of paths threading through shrubberies and copse which, even with later adjustments for public use, retain the spirit of a 19th-century garden. The formal garden has a central fountain and a fine display of roses.

Features
  • Mansion House (featured building)
  • Description: The central feature of this park is the mid-Victorian castellated, turreted mansion, which incorporates the Tankerton Tower of 1792.
  • Earliest Date:
  • Latest Date:
  • Planting
  • Description: Sunken garden.
  • Planting
  • Description: Topiary garden.
Garden Terrace, Fountain
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This is a municipal site for general public use. Please see: http://www.canterbury.gov.uk/buildpage.php?id=400#whitscastle
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Herne and
References

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