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“What a waste of an historic monument!”

Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24
Ranked #3 of 6 things to do in Dymchurch
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Martello Tower No. 24 in Dymchurch was one of 74 towers built along the south coast between 1805 and 1812 to resist the threatened French invasion. Restored to its original design and containing replica gunpowder barrels and a 24 pounder muzzle-loading cannon on the gun platform.
Reviewed May 16, 2013

First it's so badly sign posted that you will be luck to find the correct one. to illustrate this the photograph used above is one of two towers in Dymchurch. Secondly,the 'restored' tower is hidden away in the little town itself, and is not the one shown! We found this one first too!
Having stumbled across the 'real' tower , run by English heritage, and only approx' 800 meters from the other, we were amazed at how poorly it was organised. One small plaque giving some historical dates. no opening times, no directions or who to contact, and of course it was firmly closed! if this is what English Heritage sites are like then heaven help them!

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Ok they are interesting from outside but nothing inside and you can see them all along the coast. Don't take a detour but if you see one take time to read the fascinating history.

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Peter F, Manager at Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

They are not all the same. They may look it from the outside but Martello Tower No. 24 is unique in that of all the Martello Towers remaining, Martello24 is closest to its original condition and it can been seen as it was when occupied by the military, and its still has its cannon on the roof.

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