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Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24

5 High Street, Dymchurch TN29 0NL, England
+44 1797 212507
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Historical landmark with a tale to tell

The buildings are fascinating for the insight into the military thinking at the time. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
MrPatmac
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Dymchurch, United Kingdom
Real sense of history

A real sense of how the solders lived and survived in the tower.. Friendly staff always on hand to... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
bungalowdave
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Dymchurch, United Kingdom
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Martello Tower No. 24 in Dymchurch was one of 74 towers built along the south coast between 1805 and 1812 to resist the threatened French invasion. Restored to its original design and containing replica gunpowder barrels and a 24 pounder muzzle-loading cannon on the gun platform.
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5 High Street, Dymchurch TN29 0NL, England
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The buildings are fascinating for the insight into the military thinking at the time. Well worth a visit.

Thank MrPatmac
Peter F, Friends of Martell24 at Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thanks for your review. We are working with English Heritage to improve the displays

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A real sense of how the solders lived and survived in the tower.. Friendly staff always on hand to tell you about the history... Free to enter and also its run by local volunteers... Well done..

Thank bungalowdave
Peter F, Friends of Martello24 at Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Pleased you enjoyed your visit and thanks for your kind comments.

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Luckily on the day we visited Dymchurch the tower was open. Free admission and very informative staff on duty. Good views from the top across the beach area, worth the visit.

Thank Peter R
Peter F, Manager at Dymchurch Martello Tower No.24, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Pleased you enjoyed your visit to Martello24. Please come again, we are open 2pm to 4pm every Saturday & Sunday until 28 October 2017.

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Only open to public on limited days, but free! Manned by courteous and informative and enthusiastic volunteers. You will be taken back to the time of the Napoleonic Wars and start to imagine soldiers with muskets guarding our coastline. You get to see all three...More

Thank gehdev
Reviewed 20 July 2017

It takes a bit of doing to arrange the private tour. You ring English Heritage at Dover Castle, propose a few dates & times, and they'll coordinate with the keep to see which one works out best for all concerned. So there might be some...More

Thank UK_Gator_67
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I never knew this was open to the public and im a local although it is easily seen iv never known much about it.. so we had a walk round after seeing the board outside was actually really good and was free to go and...More

Thank supertwins123
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We were walking down the High St & saw a sign indicating the Martello was open so we took the advantage and went in; the weather being warm & sunny. There was no charge to go in & there were a couple of volunteers available...More

Thank stephen h
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately the weather did not work out for us but we still managed a windy stroll along the beach which has lovely views. We could not access the landmark which was a pity but what is there not to love about the ocean.

Thank MJZAJ
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Unable to appreciate this historic building as it was never open during our visit and the information board was so weathered it was not possible to read Neglected historical site - shame as it is a major part of our history

Thank veryexptraveler
Reviewed 18 July 2016

These are very visual as they are so different. Would have been interesting to see if they were any use but like the near by Hythe canal it was fortunately never tested. They are intriguing and the fact few remain and some are derelict some...More

1  Thank Dirtbag7
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