The nearest station to Deal Castle is Deal, which is just half a mile away and is 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.
A visit to Deal Castle will transport you back in time - it's a great way to spend a day with the family. Wander into the grounds of the castle or simply admire the imposing walls from afar.
|Weekdays||05:45 - 19:10|
|Saturday||05:45 - 19:10|
|Sunday||07:30 - 16:00|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||Meteor Parking Ltd|
|Car parking spaces||46|
|Cycle storage spaces||10|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Ticket Office and Car Park are step free
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis are not available
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.