Walmer

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Template:GBdot Walmer is in Dover District, Kent in England: located on the coast, the parish of Walmer is 6 miles (10 km) north-east of Dover. Largely residential, its fine unspoilt coastline and its castle attract many visitors. It has a population of 6,693 (2001).

Julius Caesar reputedly landed on the beach here in 55 BC.

Walmer is closely associated with its adjoining neighbour, the town of Deal - sharing many amenities and services and benefiting from a vibrant High Street shopping area. It has one of the south-east's few remaining piers.

Walmer Castle

Walmer Castle and its beautiful formal gardens are a major attraction for visitors. The official residence of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports since the 18th Century, the building is now an English Heritage property and features a collection of memorabilia of the Duke of Wellington, of the Battle of Waterloo fame, who made Walmer his home for 23 years.

The Castle was built in 1540 as one of three on the Kent coast by orders of Henry VIII.

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