Dover to Deal: 3 Castles Walk

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This walk commences at the White Cliffs Visitor Centre, follow the path towards the South Foreland Lighthouse where you will see chalk grassland that is home to many unusual plants and insects.

From the high chalk cliffs look out onto the English Channel, at the far-reaching views. These cliffs have a special place in our history and were used for defence in both World Wars.

Go down to the beach and look out for the white house with green shutters, this was the James Bond author Ian Fleming’s former holiday home which he brought in 1952.

As you continue on this walk, you will come over the Dover Patrol Memorial. The Dover monuments are a trio of war memorials designed by Sir Aston Webb to commemorate the Royal Navy’s Dover Patrol of the First World War. Two identical granite memorial obelisks were erected near Dover and Calais in 1921 and 1922.

Walmer Castle is an artillery fort originally constructed by Henry VIII between 1539 and 1540 and is now managed by the English Heritage. The Duke of Wellington died here, his room including a pair of original wellington boots are worth seeing, as well as the award-winning gardens.

Pass the famous Deal Timeball Museum which marks the sea frontage of the old naval yard which occupied all the land in the area.

This wonderful walk closes at Deal Pier, which is clearly visible and is the same length as the Titanic and at the end there is a wonderful cafe with incredible Channel views and a very well earned cuppa!

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