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Martello Tower No.24 is currently closed. We are planning to re-open in Summer 2021.


Martello Tower No.24 is currently closed



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Martello Tower No. 24 in Dymchurch High Street was one of 74 towers built along the south coast between 1805 and 1812 to resist the threatened French invasion.

Of the 74 Martello Towers built on the Kent and Sussex coast, Martello24 is considered to be the best surviving example, being closest to its original condition and it can be seen as it was when occupied by the military in 1806.

The tower has been restored to its original design and layout with almost all of the original tower still in place.

The tower contains almost all of the features of the original design including brickwork, front and parapet doors, window openings, fireplaces, ventilation shafts, the original 24 pounder muzzle-loading cannon on the gun platform, parapet shot lockers, hauling rings, replica gunpowder barrels, and replica 'Brown Bess' muskets.

    Martello Tower No.24     
   Martello Tower No.24     

 Only on Romney Marsh will you find ...

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Support the Friends of Martello24

Whilst English Heritage own Martello Tower No.24 and are therefore responsible for its upkeep and maintenance, the Friends of Martello24 (FoM24) has expenditure in managing the openings of the tower to the public. These include insurances, marketing, xxxx. Entry to the tower is free but as a charity, the FoM24 are dependent on donations and the sale of souvenirs to fund this expenditure.


The FoM24 are always appreciative of donations. If you would like to make a donation, this can be done online by clicking 


The FoM24 has produced two postcards, two greeting cards and an illustrated leaflet about the tower, which are available for purchase online and/or in Dymchurch and/o at the tower.

60p each


Postcard Inside
Postcard - Inside


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Fleur De Lis By Michelle

Delicatessen and cafe specialising in using only organic and free range ingredients sourced locally, we provide everything from the usual and simple cookie to the sophisticated and time consuming French macaron. With seating for coffee, cakes and lunches.

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Jo's Cafe

Jo's cafe is located just off the A259 between New Romney and Rye. Summer opening hours are: Weekdays 8am to 3pm. Weekends & BHs 8am to 4pm

Royal Oak

This pub ceased trading on 31 October 2017. The Royal Oak, an Elizabethan building of 1570, was constructed adjacent to St Augustine's Church as a dwelling for the parish clerk and sexton. It remained as such until the I8th century when Jacob Ferriss was granted a licence "that he may suffer ale to be tippled in his house, but he may not suffer ale to be tippled during divine service". A lovely old Grade II Listed village inn offering home cooked food and 4 star accommodation. It's main bar has a woodburning stove with a fine inglenook and restaurant area. There are picnic-sets in the narrow garden beyond and quaint views of the ancient church and graveyard next door. Previously known as the Yew & Ewe.

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Beach 48

This restaurant offers fish and chips, as well as other main meals and snacks - all freshly cooked and ready to be enjoyed with a side of sea air, or inside the attractive restaurant. Following an extensive renovation, this venue has got a smart new look and provides a bright, welcoming environment in which locals and tourists can enjoy a real traditional treat any day of the week.

Tandoori Hut

Located in Dymchurch High Street, the Tandoori Hut offers fine Indian food. Opening Times are: Mon to Sun: 6.00pm to 11.00pm

City of London

Jamie and Emma welcome you to the City of London. We pride ourselves on using the freshest produce from around the South Coast. Everything is made in-house from the bread, to the chutneys and even the ice-cream. Originally called 'The Seawall Tavern', this was a 16th Century inn. During a storm in 1775, a ship called City of London was blown ashore and collided with the inn, causing substantial damage. The ship's figurehead and timbers were used to repair the building, and the name was changed to reflect this.


The Neptune is a large pub on the main coast road about half-way between Dymchurch village and Hythe. It has a carvery.


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