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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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