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Photobox: Castles of England

by Peter Kessler, 2 August 2012

Walmer Castle lies between Victoria Road and the beach, in Lower Walmer, on the East Kent coast. Henry VIII ordered the castle to be built as part of a chain of coastal defence forts in response to the threat of invasion from Catholic forces. The work was carried out between 1539-1540 along with similar work on Sandown and Deal castles to protect the good landing grounds and strategic anchorage between the Goodwin Sands and the coast, known as the Downs. Today the care of the castle is in the capable hands of English Heritage.

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Online Sources

PastScape National Monuments Record (English Heritage)

English Heritage: Walmer Castle & Gardens



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