For a fascinating day out on the Kent coast look no further than Deal Castle.
Built by the order of King Henry VIII it is one of the finest Tudor artillery castles in England, and among the earliest and most elaborate of a chain of coastal forts, which also includes Calshot, Camber, Walmer and Pendennis Castles.
Today you can explore the whole of the castle, from the storerooms to the first-floor captain’s residence. A new permanent exhibition is now on display at the castle, revealing how Henry VIII’s fears for the safety and security of his realm shaped the country’s defences and his own married life. With new displays, audio and children’s activities supported by contemporary artefacts, the whole family can now explore the rich and varied history of the castle alongside the stories of the people who lived and worked there for over four hundred years.
From just £4 a month, entrance to Deal castle is included in English Heritage membership, providing families with access to hundreds of attractions across the country.
Facilities On Site:
- AddressMarine Rd, Walmer, Deal CT14 7BA
0370 333 1181
- Buy tickets
Opening Times Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Please note that, due to a private function, there will be slight temporary restrictions on access to areas within the Castle on Sunday 14 July.