Description

At Deal Castle there is lots to explore and learn during a visit to this historic site, with ghostly and twilight tours, children's activities, beneath bastion hideouts, tunnels, wooden muskets for the little ones to use, and a new graffiti lounge. The castle is an artillery fort constructed by Henry VIII between 1539 and 1540. It formed part of the King's Device programme to protect against invasion from France and the Holy Roman Empire. It has a rich history with it being under siege during the English Civil War in 1648 and was brought back into service to guard the coast against German forces in the Channel during World War II.

Opening Hours
2024
January, 3rd, 4th February
Weekends
10am-4pm
10th to 18th February
Daily
10am-4pm
21st February to 22nd March 
23rd March to 27th October
Daily
10am-5pm
28th October to 3rd November
Daily
10am-4pm
9th November top 22nd December
Weekends
10am-4pm
27th to 31st December
Daily
10am-4pm
Last entry 1 hour before closing

Price
English Heritage member: Free
Online price
Without Donation /With Donation
Adult: £7.70/£8.50
Child -5-17 years: £4/£4.50
Concession: £6.80/£7.50
Family - 1 adult & up to 3 children: £11.70/£13
Family - 2 adults & up to 3 children: £19.40/£21.50
Overseas Visitor pass for 9 or 16 days available
Ticket prices change depending on the season, and online prices always cheaper.

Accessibility
Wheelchair access is limited, with numerous staircases, uneven pathways, and surfaces outdoors.

Train
Deal - approximately ½ mile.

Bus
East Kent services 12, 13, 13A, 14, 80A, 82, 82A, 93;
Regent Coaches 541, 542, 544.

Parking
English Heritage member: Free
Pay & Display for non-members.

Facilities
Toilets • Baby Changing Facility • Shop

Picture Credit: © English Heritage.

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