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Castles in Kent

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Tonbridge 

Tonbridge Castle

A magnificent motte and bailey gatehouse fronts the castle, which was begun by Richard Fitzgilbert, a relative of William the Conqueror. Fitzgilbert's simple fortification was replaced by a massive stone structure which was added to and remodelled over the centuries. The castles was slighted (made unusuable ) during the English Civil War. but much remains to interest visitors, including the imposing gatehouse.
Castle Street, Tonbridge, Kent, England, TN9 1BG

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Upnor 
Upnor Castle

Upnor Castle

This lovely Elizabethan castle stands beside the River Medway. It was built in 1559 as a gunfort to defend the Medway and the Royal Dockyards at Chatham. In that effort the castle proved ineffective, allowing the Dutch to sail unimpeded to Chatham and destroy much of the fleet. The story of the Dutch raid is told in exhibits and artefacts on display inside the castle.
Upnor, Kent, England

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Walmer 
Walmer Castle and Gardens

Walmer Castle and Gardens

Not a castle in the traditional sense, Walmer is a coastal artillery fort built by Henry VIII to counter the threat of a French invasion. Over time Walmer evolved from its original purpose to become a comfortable country residence. It was inhabited by the Duke of Wellington in his role as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, and it was here that the victor of Waterloo died in 1852. There are displays on Wellington and the role of the Lord Warden.
Walmer, Deal, Kent, England, CT14 7LJ

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Heritage Highlight: Associations with the Duke of Wellington, who died here in 1852
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Westenhanger 

Westenhanger Castle and Barns

Partly-derelict castle with 12th century roots. The ruined Rosamund's Tower in the north wall is reputed by be a trysting place for King Henry II and his mistress, Rosamund de Clifford (Fair Rosamund). Westenhanger was later expanded by Henry VIII.
Stone Street, Westenhanger, Hythe, Kent, England, CT21 4HX

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