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Deal Castle

Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Fascinating if you have any interest in history

Well worth a visit. You probably need to buy the guide book to get a proper understanding of this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kenneth N
Lingfield, United Kingdom
Lovely small castle

Really pretty small castle. Wont take you an hour to visit but very interesting. Not really worth... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ferenc M
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“henry viii”(54 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Victoria Road, Deal CT14 7BA, England
+44 1304 372762
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All reviews english heritage audio guide henry viii information boards worth a visit tudor rose free parking car park couple of hours interesting history interesting visit sea front tunnel moat walmer basement cannon
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth a visit. You probably need to buy the guide book to get a proper understanding of this castle and the key role it played in Henry VIII's plan for the defence of the realm. But the book is only £3.50 and well worth...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kenneth N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really pretty small castle. Wont take you an hour to visit but very interesting. Not really worth £8 but when you think of the upkeep costs...

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ferenc M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is precious little to see in this castle,and what there is is poorly presented.There are some dark,mainly unlit tunnels to walk through.Not worth 6.50 admission .

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wingate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a small castle but so full of history and fascinating facts about the local area. The staff are very friendly and full of knowledge and love coming to this part of Kent. The views are amazing from the top of the castle...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TinyBrewmaker120
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small castle and not too much inside, but has an interesting history which is linked to Henry Vlll. I was disappointed we could not go on the higher lever of around the moat Good to see if you have the English Heritage...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mateusz19
Reviewed 4 February 2019

I had seen programmes on TV about this castle, so I found it interesting to see it for real. Although it wasn't open I could still get a good impression from the outside

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alan_uk1953
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Tried to visit with my girlfriend on November 1st, but found it closed in the middle of the afternoon. Apparently they change the opening times in November without advertising this anywhere; we were left disappointed in Deal with nothing to do for several hours.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Similtiades
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Loving castle to explore and should only take you around an hour. Do this at the same time as Walmer Castle which is 5mins down the road. Both castles were adjoined via a wall. You pay for parking but they give you your money back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank MelBTravelblog
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Deal Castle was built by Henry VIII to deter the French from invading. It is in mint condition and has been very little altered since being built. The ingenious yet elegant design takes into account the use of cannon and musket, unlike earlier castles. You...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank I S
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Of the three castles - Dover, Deal and Walmer - this is the least interesting. On a nice day - which we had, sitting on the terrace is very pleasant. It is a bit small, but the staff were very good. We were just about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Bill B
30 October 2018|
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Response from mah18632016 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any whilst there - best to contact directly - or check the app
Nic G
5 November 2017|
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Response from Carol M | Reviewed this property |
We only found drinks and snacks in the shop
10 March 2017|
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Response from sarah1305 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say one to two hours as well really