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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


Coker Fishing Trips

Western Heights walks

Channel Gliding Club

Via Francigena

Tours of the Realm

Chequers Kitchen

Chalk and Channel Way

South Foreland Walk

Deal Saturday Market

Shopping in Villages

Cycle Shops and Cycle Hire

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

Shopping in Deal

Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Trail

Dover Sea Sports Centre

Solley's Ice Cream Parlour

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

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

Get Lost Escape Rooms

Royal Geographical Society Walks

Deal Pier

Owl House Riding Centre

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

England Plus Tours

Sandwich Leisure Centre

National Cycle Network Route 1

Monks Wall Nature Reserve

Sandwich Town Tours

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet, Dover

Frontline Britain Trail

Bright Skies Online Freedom In Movement Classes

Betteshanger Park, Deal

Jewellery making at Rees and Rees

Deal Wednesday Market

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

North Downs Way

Cycle Friendly Deal


Cross channel swimming

East Kent Railway

Stour Valley Way

Dover Marina

Mike's Bikes Deal

The Lane – Cocktail Making

Tides Leisure Centre

Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich

Royal St George’s Golf Club

Shopping in Dover

Saxon Shore Way

Braeside Equestrian Centre

Shopping in Sandwich

The Sandwich Way (Route 15)


Gamebase & Playbase

St James Retail and Leisure Park

Primal Roots Wellbeing Retreats

Western Heights Nature Reserve

England Coast Path Walking Route

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club

The Wild Kitchen

Dover's Bluebird Market

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

Cornilo Riding

Dover Sea Safari

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Sandwich Market

Cathedral to Coast Regional Cycle Network 16 and 17

Felderland Pick Your Own Farm

Samphire Hoe

Sea Swimming

Miners' Way Trail

Farmers Markets

Cottington Lakes

Dover District Leisure Centre

Walmer Paddling Pool

Captain Colin's Riverbus