Parking (Pay & Display) is available at Deal Castle during the castle’s opening hours. Please note, the car park is gated and locked when the castle closes.
The nearest alternative parking can be found at Tides Leisure Centre and Victoria Park. Further details of car parking in the area can be found on theDover District Council website.
Most of the Trail is on public footpaths and is accessible. To avoid crossing the Drill Field between Trail Markers 12 and 13 in wet weather use this alternate route: at Trail Marker 10 (the Globe Theatre) proceed down Gladstone Road until you reach its end, where you take a left turn into Cornwall Road eventually rejoining the trail at Marker 13.
Public toilets with disabled access are in Marine Road - the nearest Trail Markers are 4 and 22.
Dogs (other than assistance dogs) are not permitted on the Drill Field at Trail Marker 12. Dog walkers should follow an alternate route: at Trail Marker 10 (the Globe Theatre) proceed down Gladstone Road until you reach its end, where you take a left turn into Cornwall Road eventually rejoining the trail at Marker 13.
Food & Refreshments
There are several cafés and public houses along the route, including the Drum Major at Trail Marker 15, the Green Berry near Trail Marker 17 and along The Strand between Markers 19 and 20; some of these have connections with the Royal Marines and their own tales to tell. Detailed information is available from the Tourist Information Centre.
Make sure you look out for the twenty-three bronze Trail Markers embedded into the footpath as you follow the Royal Marines Heritage Trail
The lion at the top of the Royal Marines Globe and Laurel points in the direction of travel. To follow the trail – follow the lion!
Get your copy of the Trail Guide
Our trail guide is a free booklet that can be found in many establishments throughout Deal and Walmer. Alternatively, you can use our interactive trail guide or download a copy of the booklet.
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