The late Queen Mother at Walmer Castle and Gardens in Kent.
Built during the reign of King Henry VIII, Walmer Castle is one of the most fascinating visitor attractions in the South East.
Originally designed as part of a chain of coastal artillery defences,
it became the official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
due to it’s key position on the Kent coast.
As the home of the Lord Warden, Walmer has been home to an incredible
range of characters. The Duke of Wellington held the post for 23 years;
see the armchair in which Wellington died and an original pair of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
also made regular visits to Walmer Castle. Visitors can stroll in her
dedicated garden filled with colours and scents,designed by Penelope
Hobhouse as a 95th birthday gift for Elizabeth in 1997.