Trains to Deal Castle
The nearest station to Deal Castle is Deal, which is just half a mile away and served by trains to and from Whitstable, London St Pancras and London Charing Cross – trains from the capital take between an hour and a half and two hours. The castle is easily walkable from the station, and should take around ten minutes. Alternatively, several buses run from just outside the station direct to Deal Castle.
About Deal Castle
Sign up for a guided tour of the castle or explore it using the interactive exhibition and find out how striking Deal Castle, shaped like a Tudor rose, came to be at the bequest of the legendary Henry VIII. Make your way around the stunning coastal fort and experience one of the country’s finest Tudor artillery castles, learning as you go. You’ll be able to explore the whole castle on your trip, both inside and out, including the cannon room squat and captain’s residence. But be sure to keep your wits about you as you feel your way through the dark passages, which wind their way through the huge castle bastions.
There are plenty of winding tracks and paths throughout the castle grounds, which are sure to delight both keen walkers and cyclists, with several paths leading straight down to the beachfront.
When all that rich history and sea air catches up with you, why not pop across the road to the Keep House tearooms to enjoy a spot of afternoon tea and cake while you marvel at the breath-taking view of the castle again the blue backdrop of the English Channel.
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