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Dover Castle

Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1HU, England
+44 370 333 1181
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The most iconic of all English fortresses commanding the gateway to the realm for nine centuries. Climb the Great Tower, meet the characters and immerse yourself in vivid medieval interiors. Then delve deep within Dover's White Cliffs to witness the drama in the Secret Wartime Tunnels. Roam through centuries of history at Dover Castle, from the Romans to the 20th century, in an action-packed day out.
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Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1HU, England
+44 370 333 1181
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One of Britain's best preserved castles. Built in the Norman era, it has guarded the main point of entrance from Europe for centuries. It also served an active role in defenses against German invasion in World War II, with secret tunnels running under it as...More

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were lucky enough to stay in the castle for a few days in an English Heritage holiday let so had plenty of time to wander around the vast site. The accommodation in Peverell's Tower was excellent, and anyone visiting the castle should allow a...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place deserves more than five stars, the great tower is amazing, but the secret wartime tunnels are out of this world. There are two tunnel tours, we were lucky enough to have the same guide for both. Steve our guide was so knowledgeable and...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Kids were happy that you had a train ( tired feet) Excellent day out even though we had typical British summer weather. We went to the top of the tower in one go( for me not good) Good selection of exhibits. Loved the hospital tour....More

Thank Rachael G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We last visited this wonderful jewel of England three years ago. I didn't think it could improve but the management have done a fine job. More has been invested in its refurbishment and there are now re-in-actors on sight giving us a some what comical...More

Thank Christian M
Reviewed yesterday

A really great experience--this is a fabulous place with lots of history , well preserved and the layout makes for a good long visit. The underground trips are worth a short queue for --especialyy the Hospital. The views over Dover are amazing. It is very...More

Thank Willowfield8
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent the entire day here and never saw it all. The tour of the old hospital caves and the military caves are well worth the time. The tours are full of history and well presented. At the top of the castle are spectacular views...More

Thank T P
Reviewed 2 days ago

lots to see and do, long queue to get into the tunnels. The hospital tunnel was interesting but could have done with more time to look at items on show, also it was kept at low light to 'get the feel' for how it was,...More

Thank suebruce57
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My little friend (8) and I visited Dover castle day one of school holiday. Despite it raining hard as we got there it didn't stop us enjoying a good 3 hours looking around the castle. As a person with some mobility issues, I managed to...More

Thank Toni1510
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the most beautiful day on this castle site! We travelled through all the tunnels and walked through the castle! We were absolutely in awe! The people who worked there were knowledgeable and great humour! Would definitely recommend this castle to anyone! Super close...More

Thank PMWilding
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Lyza D
21 July 2017|
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Response from Sonya P | Reviewed this property |
if u are a really interested in history then it is a when day visit. A minimum 3 hours otherwise.
9 July 2017|
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Response from Weightman01 | Reviewed this property |
At least half a day is advised to visit Dover Castle. It is worth considering purchasing an overseas visitor English Heritage Pass (particularly for a family) which can be purchased at any English Heritage site. Such a... More
26 June 2017|
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Response from HaydenT | Reviewed this property |
They did have both audio and guided tours though we didn't take them. Can't say about worksheets.