The castle sits upon the White Cliffs on the Kent Coast. It was at the heart of English defence for centuries and was known as ‘the key to England’.
Inside, crackling fires light up the medieval tapestries hanging from the castle walls and you book traditional Christmas lunch before a tour of the Great Tower, which was built by Henry but has just reopened.
Explore the secret wartime tunnels that wind deep down beneath the cliffs. They acted as Barracks once for more thatn 2,000 soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars. In the Second World War it was stocked with provisions in case of German invasion.