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Deal Castle in an aerial photo, reminds me a bit of a Flower petal. It is a different shape, having many round walls, different to other Castle's I had seen.
Deal Castle was built by Henry VIII in 1539-40 as an artillery fortress to stop any invasion from Catholic France and Spain. It was the largest of three forts constructed to defend the area, the other's were Walmer, now the official residence of the Lords Warden of the Cinque Ports, and Sandown, [nearly demolished.]
So here I was, standing and walking in the Castle where once Henry VIII did the same, simply amazing! The Castle isn't furnished much, perhaps, because it was a Tudor Artillery Castle.
We couldn't enter the basement as it was flooded through heavy rain, it didn't matter, we knew it was for storing munition's and food. The Castle was furnished very little.
The middle floor was where the kitchen and general accommodation were, with the Officer's quarter's on the top level.
It is believed that entry to this Castle was via a drawbridge, this no longer exists! The Officer's quarters have been refurbished in the 18th century, but the rest has been left like it was in the Tudor era.
We parked our car in the car-park next to the Castle, and then did a short walk to the Castle.
The Castle has a gift shop and Toilet's and we could have an audio guide for free with the admission price.
This Castle in my opinion isn't one of the must see's, Dover & Walmer, both quite close by are much better.
OPEN....10 - 6PM
ADMISSION IN 2011.....
Adults: £4.80 ...Children: £2.90 ...Concessions: £4.30....Family Ticket: £12.50
We had the English Heritage pass, so admission was free
Address: Marine road, Deal
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