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Westenhanger Castle & Medieval Barns, Hythe

Westenhanger Castle & Medieval Barns

Stone Street
CT21 4HX
Tel: +44(0)1227 738223
Fax: +44(0)1227 738278
Email: click here
Westenhanger Castle & Medieval Barns online: information and bookings

14th Century quadrangular castle ruins and high status medieval barns in an attractive setting next to Folkestone racecourse.

Westenhanger Castle was once a magnificent residence of great importance.

It was owned by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I who both made brief visits during their reigns. However, its glory days ended in the early 18th Century and what remains today are romantic ruins which tell the story of its illustrious past. The monument has undergone several phases of English Heritage assisted restoration work and retains many features within the ruins of the curtain wall. There are Tudor fireplaces and a stunning dovecote which has 420 nesting boxes.

The medieval barn adjoins an earlier accommodation base court and was built extravagantly with a hammerbeam roof (the style of that in Westminster Hall). It has four wagon porches and was built astride a tributary of the East Stour river.

The owner offers pre-booked guided tours of the site (mid-week only) and these can be arranged by telephoning the number above.

Westenhanger Castle has a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere and is licensed for weddings and functions.

Westenhanger Castle & Medieval Barns, Hythe

With Disabled Access: Yes

• Historic House
• Gardens and Medieval Barns
• Tea Room
• Car Park
• Private Group Tours
• School Tours Available
• Dogs on lead allowed in Gardens.

Weddings and Conferences
Feel the magic and mystique of this scheduled ancient monument in a little corner of Kent. From Saxon kings and Roman occupation to Henry II and Queen Elizabeth I, Westenhanger Castle has an exciting history - where better to share your special day?

At Westenhanger Castle we pride ourselves in ensuring that you and your guests experience the ancient magic and make your dreams a reality.

For your wedding celebrations, the castle and its grounds are exclusive to you. Prepare for the big day in the Grade 1 listed house’s Bridal Suite, then exchange vows in front of the grand open fireplace or under the thatched oak gazebo.

Then, party the night away with your guests in the unique marquee with sweeping top table, starlight ceiling and large dance floor.

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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