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Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24

5 High Street, Dymchurch TN29 0NL, England
+44 1797 212507
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An important part of English defences

Owned by English Heritage but opened up by local volunteers since 2017 this is the only one of 74... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dennis H
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
A little Gem full of hidtory

We were able to visit the tower today after seeing it advertised as open. We have walked past the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
yarney2
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Martello Tower No. 24 in Dymchurch was one of 74 towers built along the south coast between 1805 and 1812 to resist the threatened French invasion. Restored to its original design and containing replica gunpowder barrels and a 24 pounder muzzle-loading cannon on the gun platform.
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5 High Street, Dymchurch TN29 0NL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Owned by English Heritage but opened up by local volunteers since 2017 this is the only one of 74 towers which is regularly opened to the public by volunteers, every Saturday and Sunday between 14:00 and 16:00 during the summer. The 24 lb cannon is...More

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Peter F, Front Office Manager at Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dennis Many thanks for your helpful review. Pleased you enjoyed your recent visit. Peter

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to visit the tower today after seeing it advertised as open. We have walked past the tower on numerous occasions but never been inside. 3 floors which to top and lower are accessible via step stairs. The view from the top was...More

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Peter F, Front Office Manager at Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We visited as a group of 9, on a cold wet day. Our guides were very interesting and informative. There is a heritage centre in a nearby building but as it was so early in the season, was not quite ready to open.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

The Martello tower is the only one to have its 24 pounder gun in place. It gives a vivid insight into what life must have been like in that period. The powder store in the basement has been recreated and gives you an impression of...More

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Peter F, Front Office Manager at Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Pleased you enjoyed your visit. I like your description; is it OK if I use some of your text?

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Went to the beach today and had to have a look in this tower as my son is mad about cannons and how work. Took him to the tower today and we went in and he really enjoyed himself, would recommend trying to get there...More

Thank Anthony C
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Peter F, Front Office Manager at Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Pleased you enjoyed your visit. We are open every Sat & Sun 2pm to 4pm until end of October

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The buildings are fascinating for the insight into the military thinking at the time. Well worth a visit.

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Peter F, Friends of Martell24 at Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thanks for your review. We are working with English Heritage to improve the displays

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A real sense of how the solders lived and survived in the tower.. Friendly staff always on hand to tell you about the history... Free to enter and also its run by local volunteers... Well done..

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Peter F, Friends of Martello24 at Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Pleased you enjoyed your visit and thanks for your kind comments.

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Luckily on the day we visited Dymchurch the tower was open. Free admission and very informative staff on duty. Good views from the top across the beach area, worth the visit.

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Peter F, Manager at Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Pleased you enjoyed your visit to Martello24. Please come again, we are open 2pm to 4pm every Saturday & Sunday until 28 October 2017.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Only open to public on limited days, but free! Manned by courteous and informative and enthusiastic volunteers. You will be taken back to the time of the Napoleonic Wars and start to imagine soldiers with muskets guarding our coastline. You get to see all three...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

It takes a bit of doing to arrange the private tour. You ring English Heritage at Dover Castle, propose a few dates & times, and they'll coordinate with the keep to see which one works out best for all concerned. So there might be some...More

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senorat2016
13 March 2018|
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Response from Peter F | Property representative |
There are normal stairs on the outside to get in. There are also stairs to the ground floor and roof once inside. The stairs to the ground floor are steep and you have to go down and back up backwards (as if on a ship). The... More
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Peter F
5 January 2018|
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Response from Peter F | Property representative |
Visiting Martello Tower 24 in 2018 The tower will be open in 2018 every Saturday, Sunday and BH 2 pm to 4 pm from Easter 2018 until 28 October 2018.
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