Deal Castle

Things to see and do

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

    If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free

    Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

    Book Tickets

    Booking FAQs

  • How are you keeping us safe?

    Our staff are still working hard to keep everyone safe. We’re continuing with enhanced cleaning, using screens and wearing face coverings, and you’ll find hand sanitiser stations on site. You are now legally required to wear a face coverings in all our indoor public places, including our visitor centres and shops (unless exempt).

    You can also help us keep you and other visitors safe by not visiting if you have symptoms, tested positive, or have been asked to self-isolate.

    You can visit our reopening page for information on general safety measures we've taken to help keep you safe.

    General Safety Information

  • Do I need a Covid Pass?

    No, you don’t need a COVID Pass to visit. Please don’t visit if you have symptoms of Covid-19, have tested positive or if you’ve been asked to self-isolate. We’ll always follow the latest government guidance, and if anything changes we’ll update this page to let you know.

Explore the Battlements

Explore the castle walls and moat, and enjoy the spectacular seaside view across Deal beach. Enjoy the fresh sea air, and admire the architecture of this mighty Tudor artillery fortress.

Walk the Rounds

Head down to the passageways beneath the keep designed to defend Deal Castle from attack. Kids can grab a pair of wellies and a wooden musket to play with as they explore.

Discover the Castle's History

Displays and exhibits uncover the history of Deal Castle, and the role it played in defending the coast. Hear the story of those who lived and worked at the castle, including the captains of Deal Castle.

Walk to Deal Castle

Walk to Walmer Castle

If you have time why not take a walk or cycle along the seafront to Walmer Castle and Gardens? Like Deal, it was built by order of Henry VIII and is one of a chain of 'Device' coastal forts built locally, including Camber, Sandgate and Sandown.

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