Deal Castle in Kent (UK)

Kent, one of the defensive fortifications along the coast of the Channel built as a part of the Device Forts by Henry VIII

Deal Castle is one of the finest Tudor artillery castles in England. Today you can explore the whole castle, from the exciting dark passages to the first floor captain’s residence. A pleasant cycle path also links Deal and Walmer Castles along the beachfront.

A Henry VIII circular fort built in 1539. There is a circular keep surrounded by 6 bastions, and these are enclosed by the outer wall which also has 6 bastions. The outer bastions controlled the dry moat. It is larger and of a more complex design than than nearby Walmer and Sandown Castles, and the guns were positioned on the keep and bastions to give three tiers of armaments. The battlements were added in the 18th century.

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