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Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24

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Visited during Day of Syn, next one is in 2020. Interesting place to see as it was part of the... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Slecky
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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 17 June 2018
Dennis H
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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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...more
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5 High Street, Dymchurch TN29 0NL, England
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Having checked on trip advisor that the tower would be open last weekend we set off on the 40 minute journey to visit this historical fortification. My disabled brother was looking forward to the visit unfortunately on arriving at the tower we discovered the tower...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maggie W
Peter F, Front Office Manager at Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

This does not make sense to me as we were open for our all of our advertised times ie 2pm to 4pm Sat, Sun and BH Easter to the end of October. Thus we were open 27 & 28 October. Are you sure you got...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018

Knowledgable staff. Need to take care on the steps but well worth climbing to the gun station at the top. Didn't go into the basement. It's free too

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Caff_12
Peter F, Public Relations Manager at Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Very pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

This building is now regularly open 2-4pm at weekends during the summer thanks to the stalwart efforts of a small group of volunteers. Previously a visit had to be pre-arranged by contact with English Heritage, who own it. The Martello tower layout inside has been...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank FolkTripper
Peter F, Front Office Manager at Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post your review about your visit to Martello24. Your support and comments helps us volunteers to continue to strive to improve the experience for all visitors.

Reviewed 26 August 2018

Visited during Day of Syn, next one is in 2020. Interesting place to see as it was part of the defences during the Napoleonic wars. Entrance is up the external steps that takes you into the first floor level, there is a tight stairwell up...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

While owned by English Heritage, its was shut for years, but in 2017 Friends of the Tower opened it up again. Friendly and well informed, and looking to raise funds to waterproof the tower, go along and boost their profile. Its free and fun.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank account2018
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we came to Dymchurch on a normal weekday, I did not know that we could get inside. It is only open at weekends and Bank Holidays, now I know I will return. However I took some photos of the outside and notices posted around...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank elwick11
Reviewed 17 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Dennis H
Peter F, Front Office Manager at Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

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

Reviewed 3 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Wendy Y
Peter F, Front Office Manager at Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Ron G
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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank VW-Pagan
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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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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