Deal Castle is an exciting Kent attraction that has a real foothold in the history of this stunning and strategically important county. Built by order of King Henry VIII, the castle is one of the finest and most beautiful Tudor artillery castles in England and forms part of an intricate chain of coastal fortifications. A visit makes a fascinating day out and there's plenty of choice in nearby accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes.
Choosing a Hotel near Deal Castle
Hotels near Deal Castle suit all tastes and budgets. Families may want to opt for budget options such as The Royal Hotel and The Clarendon Hotel for simple, clean accommodation and accessible locations.
If you're visiting Deal Castle as a couple, you may wish to consider one of the romantic hotels in the area. The Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel is well-decorated and has scenic sea views, while The Marquis at Alkham offers pretty rural appeal and luxuriously decorated rooms.
Other Attractions in the Area
While Deal Castle is a very popular attraction, choosing a hotel close by gives you the option to visit other local places of interest. Deal Beach offers a fun family day out with walks on the beach and fishing and Betteshanger Country Park is a haven for outdoor activities with cycle routes, play areas and ponds.
Cafés, Inns and Restaurants near Your Hotel
While many hotels near Deal Castle have their own restaurants, if you choose to eat out, there are lots of excellent places to eat in Deal. You could visit a chippie to get chips for your stroll on the beach, or head into Deal town centre to eat at one of the restaurants or cafés. As a seaside resort Deal has access to some great fresh fish and fine local Kentish produce.
Deal Castle is a fascinating day out for all the family with the castle's intriguing history, winding dark passages and imposing bastions to explore. Taking into consideration the changeable British weather, it's nice to know that you can get out of the rain and cold and head back to your cosy Kent hotel room when you're done exploring for the day.