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Royal Marines Heritage Trail

Celebrating the rich history of the Royal Marines and their unique relationship with Deal and Walmer, follow the self-guided heritage walking trail.

Despite not having a harbour, Deal was once a major port and has a long association with the Royal Marines who were stationed at barracks in Deal from 1869 to 1996.

Look out for the 23 embedded bronze markers as you follow the heritage trail around Deal and Walmer.

To download a copy of the Trail Guide visit the Royal Marines Heritage Trails website.

What you need to know

  • Family friendly
  • Dog friendly
  • Accepts groups and coach parties


Walmer Paddling Pool

Cross channel swimming

Dover's Bluebird Market

Braeside Equestrian Centre

Cottington Lakes

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

Royal St George’s Golf Club

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet, Dover

The Lane – Cocktail Making

Sandwich Town Tours

Cliffs and Castles route (National Route 1) Dover to Deal

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

Tides Leisure Centre

Dover Sea Safari

CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Trail

Mike's Bikes Deal

South Foreland Walk

Sea Swimming

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

England Coast Path Walking Route

Jewellery making at Rees and Rees

Farmers Markets

Sandwich River Bus

Saxon Shore Way

North Downs Way

Channel Gliding Club

Get Lost Escape Rooms

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

Deal Pier

Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich

Sandwich Wildlife Park

Sandwich Market

Samphire Hoe

Primal Roots Wellbeing Retreats

National Cycle Network Route 1

Miners' Way Trail

Tours of the Realm

Felderland Pick Your Own Farm

Cliffs and Castles route (National Route 1) Deal to Sandwich

Shopping in Sandwich

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club

Stour Valley Way

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

Shopping in Villages

Chequers Kitchen

Shopping in Dover

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Cycle Shops and Cycle Hire

East Kent Railway

Dover Sea Sports Centre

Dover District Leisure Centre

Frontline Britain Trail

Western Heights Nature Reserve

Sandwich Leisure Centre

St James Retail and Leisure Park


The Wild Kitchen


Coker Fishing Trips

Cathedral to Coast Regional Cycle Network 16 and 17

Western Heights walks

Owl House Riding Centre

Monks Wall Nature Reserve

Chalk and Channel Way

Dover Marina

Royal Geographical Society Walks

Cornilo Riding

England Plus Tours

Shopping in Deal

Deal Wednesday Market

Cycle Friendly Deal

Deal Saturday Market

Via Francigena

Gamebase & Playbase

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

The Sandwich Way (Route 15)

Betteshanger Park, Deal