Currently Closed
Martello Tower No 24 in Dymchurch was one of 74 towers built along the south coast, a further 29 in Suffolk and Essex,  between 1805 and 1812 to protect the country from the threat of French invasion during the Napoleonic Wars. No 24 is considered to be the best surviving example, best in condition and similar to its original state. It has been restored to replicate its original design and layout, helped because most of the original tower was still in place.

Free – donations welcome.

Dymchurch Station - five minutes.

Access to the tower is by a metal staircase to the first floor, and once inside, access to the roof/gun platform and to the ground floor is by very steep stairs, so the tower is not particularly suitable for people with mobility problems.

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