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Deal Castle

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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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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 visit sea front tunnel moat walmer basement cannon battlements
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Reviewed 4 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 GandalfTheDrunk
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
1  Thank gloandbob
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in as I was in the area. Pretty expensive for quite a short visit. Not much except lots of empty rooms. They have tried to give some information, but there isn't much unless you also buy the guide book (of course). Kids will love...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Deal castle itself is lovely to visit but I felt it would have been much better had there been some exhibits. The rooms were just empty and I didn't think the £8 entry fee was value for money. I've since been told that Walmer castle...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Fascinating circular shape built of stone with flint in the mortar, for defensive reasons. Very interesting inside with displays about the long history from the time of HenryVIII to WW2. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We arrived at Deal castle not really knowing what to expect, the ladies in the shop were very helpful . I received student discount and my mother who is blind paid for her entrance but my grandad got in for free as my mother's carer....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sheridan B
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

If you are looking to choose between nearby Walmer castle & Deal for me there is no contest,go to Walmer.I found Deal a bit disjointed & no where near as polished. So much more information & things to see at Walmer.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 871timothyc
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The building is a great example of Henry's castle design and is well worth a walk around. However it is rather lacking in anything of interest on the inside. Don't expect to spend very long here, especially with children. We took two grandsons one age...More

Date of experience: September 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
6 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