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Deal Castle

Victoria Road, Deal CT14 7BA, England
+44 1304 372762
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Compact but interesting

A small but interesting castle. Most of the ground floor and basement level are empty rooms... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adam B
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August

Bit disappointed this time round, whilst their has been improvements in the parking facilities and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
DaveTheYeti
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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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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. Take a walk around the defences and admire the squat, rounded bastions and cannons.
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  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Victoria Road, Deal CT14 7BA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A small but interesting castle. Most of the ground floor and basement level are empty rooms although there are replica guns in both child and adult sizes for you to get into character as castle defenders! The top floor has a number of exhibits, some...More

Thank Adam B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Bit disappointed this time round, whilst their has been improvements in the parking facilities and signage since last year, every headset in the castle was not working when we visited. Poor show EH, not impressed. Grounds otherwise as good as my last visit but left...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle itself was interesting but the lack of signage or even labels of what the rooms were was surprisingly poor. It's not great value for money- £8 for adults inc. gift aid contribution and a lot of attempted upselling to become a Historic England...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family had a good few hours at this castle, lots to see and learn about, my kids especially loved the secret tunnels on the ground floor! The cheapest castle of the three in this neck of the woods.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a pretty place, very beautiful, helpful staff, lovely views! The gardens were kept in pretty good condition as well

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely day at Deal Castle! I loved the little touch of providing wellies for the tunnels downstairs :-) Nicely taken care of and lots of information around to take in. And of course, beautiful views across the Channel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Deal Castle is probably not one of the most exciting castles you will ever see, but if you are interested in this type of thing then it's well worth a view. It's easy to get to, and there is plenty of parking available. Deal is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Deal Castle before Walmer Castle. We were just rather underwhelmed by it. The positives were the views, the information about who stayed in the castle after it was initially built, and the underground tunnels. The negatives were the lack of written information and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Deal Castle is reasonably small but sits on Deal seafront commanding views (unsurprisingly) out to sea. Visited for about 75 minutes. Other than the building itself there are a few exhibits and information boards and some kids activities. If you are just visiting one castle...More

Thank Graham M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is the same as most other castles but the highlight for me was the ww2 tunnels and the underground hospital.

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Nic G
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Response from Mike L | Reviewed this property |
Yes.
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thursowick
10 March 2017|
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Response from sarah1305 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say one to two hours as well really
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Robert E
20 August 2016|
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Response from Graham B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have been away with out the internet. I don't know I don.t pay as I am a Heritage member so entry and car park are free
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