Deal Castle was built by Henry VIII as an artillery fortress to counter the threat of invasion from the Catholic alliance of France and Spain during the mid-16th century. Its huge, rounded bastions, designed to deflect shot, once carried 66 guns. It is a fascinating castle to explore, with long, dark passages, battle-ments and a massive basement with an exciting exhibition. Its remarkable coastal position affords breathtaking views out to sea.

Opening Hours: Daily - Summer 1000-1800, Winter Weekends only 1000-1600
Discount vouchers available at your accommodation establishment

Telephone: 01304 372762
Wesbite: www.english-heritage.org.uk