Heritage, style and history

Tower House is nestled in the middle of the beautifully landscaped Westgate Gardens. The sculpted flower and shrub gardens frame this fine old building in a picturesque manner. The house and the 11-acre Westgate Gardens were bequeathed to the council by the Williamson family in 1936 for public use.

It was built around one of the 21 bastions of Canterbury’s medieval city wall. There have been buildings on the site since at least the 1400s.  The existing house with its narrow arched windows was built during Victorian times around 1850.

It features a wide range of contrasting, but surprisingly complementary architectural styles. The wing on the left resembles the rook of a Gothic fortress, while the five lobed Baroque facades over the centre section give the building exterior a most elegant look.

The venue has recently been refurbished, and now benefits from many improved internal and external features.

Enjoy all its elegance and style, with every room tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished. The many original features add to the charm and character, ensuring a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Our aim is to provide a bespoke, personal and professional service, making every occasion memorable.

The venue is a perfect choice, combining history with contemporary style.