Lympne Castle has been providing hospitality to visiting nobles since the 12th century and in itself has a fascinating history stretching back to Roman times; beneath the foundations of the Castle are the remains of Portus Lemanis (the sea came right up to the door 2,000 years ago!) and much of the stone used to construct the original castle and next door church came from here. Nowadays we still pride ourselves in making our guests welcome and with comfortable modern additions, they can now enjoy an unforgettable medieval experience but with 21st century improvements, although some people do claim to have seen the odd ghost still happily going about their business after many centuries.
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The West Wing
The West Drawing Room, whilst echoing the majesty of the medieval castle, belongs to a different era. It was added in Edwardian times when the famous architect Sir Robert Lorimer was commissioned to restore the castle, which was then near to ruin. As you enter the room your attention is immediately drawn to the view from the huge bow window overlooking the south east coast. Wood panelling and a stone fireplace lend the room an imposing yet welcoming atmosphere. This room is ideal for a civil wedding ceremony seating up to 90 guests.
The Great Hall
In the Great Hall with its part panelled walls, wooden roof beams and gothic arched windows you can imagine hearing the lively talk, clank of goblets and music of bygone feasts. This room is ideal for a larger civil wedding ceremony seating up to 130 guests and a wedding breakfast for up to 90.
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When seeking a conference destination you need look no further than Lympne Castle. We can provide can provide a wonderful facility for your company guests. For prices or further information, please contact us on: 01303 261666.
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If you have been looking for a venue to host a conference, presentation or product launch then look no further than Lympne Castle. Our main function room can accommodate up to 85 and with our local infrastructure links we can easily host visitors from London, France or even somewhere more local. Our own self-catering historic cottages are available and there is further accommodation available only two miles away in Hythe. For somewhere wonderfully different, and with far more character than standard hotel conference facilities, Lympne Castle will make your event stand out and stay memorable.
Are you looking for an away day or somewhere to host team building event? Our versatile space and exclusive use could be perfect for your needs. Should you want more information or to visit please email the castle on email@example.com
Dining at Lympne Castle
Lympne Castle is not generally open to the public however we offer the occasional opportunity to dine with us.
All dates are advertised on our Facebook page. Dates do sell out quickly and we only set dates a couple of months in advance.
Our extremely popular afternoon teas are offered periodically and normally on a Sunday. This is offered at £17 per adult and £8.50 per child.
We serve our Spring/Summer Afternoon Tea from April to September and our Autumn/Winter Afternoon Tea is served from October to March.
We offer this approximately once every other month and is £35 per person. The evening includes canapes and a three-course meal.
Should you be getting married at the castle this is the perfect time to try our food and experience the service.
We have just launched a new dining experience at the castle which is the chance to have Sunday lunch with us. As with other dining offers this is only done occasionally and is only when the castle does not have an event taking place. We offer two courses for £20 or three courses for £25.
No dates are currently scheduled.
To organise your own private meal or to book call us on 01303 261666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lympne Castle Cottages
Launched in 2014 our four self-catering cottages offers you comfortable surroundings that are a perfect spot to explore Kent from. These cottages were once the servants quarters for the castle but are by no means small. The size of these are deceiving from the outside as they range in size from a two-bedroom to a three-bedroom cottage. Each cottage is unique in layout and size.
Gatehouse cottage, which is named as such because it once had the mechanism to open the Gate, has two double bedrooms and a bathroom with walk in shower. There is also a separate kitchen, living room and downstairs toilet. This cottage has a small courtyard garden for you to enjoy the last of the evening sun.
Pineapple cottages is a two bedroom cottage, containing a large main bedroom with king-size bed, a twin bedroom, bathroom with both a shower and separate bath, the downstairs contains a cosy open plan kitchen and sitting room and separate toilet. This cottage has its own entrance enclosed entrance. The kitchen has the added facilities of a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Pinkie Hill cottage is the largest of the cottages and has three-bedrooms; two double rooms and a twin room. The first double room has an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. There is a further main bathroom with shower over the bath. Downstairs there is a large kitchen with a dishwasher and washing machine. The spacious living room has a patio doors that lead to a small courtyard garden
Lambourne is a first floor apartment with three-bedrooms. This has two double bedrooms and one twin room. The bathroom with bath and separate shower. The large kitchen has dishwasher. The large living room is at the rear of the apartment and over looks the castle grounds and towards the English Channel.
All our accommodation is self catering which includes fridge, kettles, cutlery, crockery etc to use during your stay.
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Lympne Castle is only a few miles from junction 11 of the M20 and is easily reached by car. The journey time from central London is approximately an hour and a half. The Castle can also be reached from London by train - services depart from Charing Cross and Waterloo East to Ashford International.
The nearest local station is two miles away at Sandling which is 10 minutes from Ashford International.
For international connections Gatwick airport is just over an hour’s drive and Ashford International Station is less than half an hour away (M20, junction 10). Directions: Exit the M20 at junction 11 and take the A20 to Hythe and Ashford. Take the road signposted Lympne (just past the A261 for Hythe) after 1/2 a mile the T junction turn left, then next right, signpost to Lympne Castle, follow lane and park in car parking area adjacent to church.
You can contact us here at Lympne Castle in a number of ways. We welcome enquiries by phone, email or postal communication. Our phone number is 01303 261666 and we can be contacted during office hours of 9am-5pm. Monday through Friday with the exception of National and Bank Holidays. If you would like to email us, please do so using our online enquiry form. We aim to answer all received emails within 24 hours, but please accept there may delays to this during peak business times. Finally, you may also write to us directly at the following address; Lympne Castle, The Street, Lympne, Kent, CT21 4LQ.
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