Things to do at Deal Castle review
Deal Castle in Deal, Kent was built on the order of King Henry VIII and it is today one of the finest Tudor artillery castles in England. The castle is maintained by English Heritage and it was built in the mid 16th century. It was built to protect against invasion from France and the Holy Roman Empire.
The castle has a keep with six inner and outer bastions and it is a moated castle on almost an acre of land. It was first opened to the public in the mid 20th century. You can explore the battlements and enjoy spectacular seaside views. Down below the castle, you can explore the passageways that were designed for the defence of the castle. Kids can grab a pair of wellies and a wooden musket to play with as they explore.
There are displays and exhibits that tell the history and stories of Deal castle plus child-friendly activities. The museum has interactive displays. If you have the time why not walk or cycle along the seafront to Walmer Castle and Gardens? This is another English Heritage property with a separate entrance charge or free for members. Please note that you can only park in Deal Castle car park for 3 hours.
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FAQ and Further Information Deal Castle
Is there food and drink available?
There is no cafe on-site.
What are the main things to do?
Castle located by the water that was once used as a defence with battlements you can walk on, underground passageways you can explore and an interactive exhibition. There are toilets.
What are the ticket prices?
*FREE or mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of English Heritage or mid-range for nonmembers. An adult ticket costs £7.90 without donation, children 5-17 £4.70. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is a large car park next to the castle, charges apply to nonmembers. Maximum stay of three hours for all users of the car park.
When are they open?
Deal Castle is open for most of the year with some closure mid-week during autumn and winter. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Only assistance dogs are welcome.
Are they accessible?
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