Deal Castle

Deal Castle: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Deal Castle Reviews: 4/5

Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Castles
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 explore the whole of the castle, from the storerooms to the first-floor captain’s residence. Take a walk around the defences and admire the squat, rounded bastions and cannons.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Michael B
Mountsorrel, UK116 contributions
Knowleadgable stasff - different
Jul 2021
This is a very different castle - good history with excellent information given. Different architectire and well wqorth a visit. Only downside is that we had a bit of a problem finding the exit.
Written July 8, 2021
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Mike C
Guildford, UK1,044 contributions
This is a proper castle from the Tudor times.
Jun 2021
This is what I call a proper castle. It has great round structures with ramparts and a moat. It is also a place that has been used throughout the centuries by different people to defend the country. Amazing that it was built by Henry VIII.

There is a fairly decent sized car park just near by but it gets very busy. The castle has nothing left in it apart from some canons/guns on the roof
Written July 3, 2021
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samkerry11
Deal, UK31 contributions
Good views, lack of interactivity for kids.
Jun 2021 • Family
Lovely castle with great views, but limited things to do or see here. Spent a day at the castle, (1hour) as very little to do or see once wandered around the tunnels and keep. Could do with more interactive features for kids
Written June 22, 2021
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Molly N
42 contributions
Great little castle
Jun 2021
Wonderful for children in the 'rounds' which is a passage which runs right round the castle. Lots of history and well worth a visit
Written June 19, 2021
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ttigger2
Birmingham, UK21 contributions
Parking con
May 2021 • Couples
Ok for an hour not a huge amount there. Warning to English Heritage members you can get free parking for 3 hours only BUT YOU STILL MUST GET A TICKET FROM THE PARKING METER!!! Saw about 6 cars that were displaying their EH car park stick but hadn’t got a ticket from the machine and all had parking fines slapped on their cars!!! It is not made clear that you still need a ticket from the machine and the EH staff don’t mention it when you book in for your visit!!
Written June 14, 2021
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Notliar
29 contributions
Good
Jun 2021 • Family
Good place. I expected a little bit more, it's actually just empty rooms without any exhibition. I prefer castles with much more to explore. If you read everything and watch every single stone in the castle you still can finish in 45 minutes.
Written June 11, 2021
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Philip A
London, UK18 contributions
fascinating 16th century castle with lots to explore; great for children
Jun 2021
Built for Henry VIII who feared an invasion from France, Deal castle is designed mainly to defend an attack from the sea. Built in an age of cannon, it is unlike traditional castles & designed like a Tudor rose.
There are cannon on the outer walls and a well designed museum inside, including a chance to hear the words of many of the principal men & women of Henry VIII's time. It is very well designed for children (though a bit cut back while we still have covid-19 restrictions). There are many places to explore, including a spooky tour around the walls in the basement, where you can normally carry your own "rifle". Our grandsons - 8 & 6 - love coming here.
Written June 7, 2021
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Rachel K
Ascot, UK265 contributions
Good fun
Jun 2021 • Family
This castle is right on the sea front and has 3 levels for you to explore. We covered it mostly in an hour but we’re with young children who rush around
Written June 5, 2021
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BirdBrain99
Greater London, UK182 contributions
Full of history
May 2021
We are English Heritage members. The car parking in excellently situated next to the castle. The walk round the basement and upper floors full of interest for a property with no original contents from the time it was a fortification and then a residence. The state of the building is as close it could be to how it handed over to Henry VIII to defend the nation nearly 500 years ago.
Written May 28, 2021
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Joy C
Surrey, UK3 contributions
Really enjoyable
May 2021 • Couples
Really interesting couple of hours spent here. Staff very knowledgeable and approachable, brought the visit to life.
Written May 25, 2021
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Deal Castle is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM