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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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As the film "Dunkirk" premieres this weekend, I wanted to share my experience this spring at Dover Castle and the "Operation Dynamo:Rescue from Dunkirk" exhibit. It is located in one of the castle's underground tunnels -- and it's where the rescue of Allied troops trapped...More

Thank Elizabeth62-10
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Myself & my partner come for a day out to Dover castle, on arrival it's quite pricey to get in but we had decided to become english heritage members. There were 2x timed tours, the underground hospital and another which we didn't do. We did...More

Thank Joely M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have always wanted to go here and I wasn't disappointed,brilliant,I got there as it was opening and stayed all day,the rooms that had been replicated in the tower was fabulous,they gave you a idea of what it would have looked like,the tunnels were interesting but...More

Thank LindaHR95PD
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent the day at Dover Castle, what a beautiful castle full of history and information from world war 1 and 2. The places are authentic and full of interesting information, we visited the underground hospital which made you feel you were there from the lights...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Dover Castle offers a fantastic day out for everyone. Large grounds, great tunnels, places to eat. We had a brilliant sunny day - so much to do and see

Thank Juvr
Reviewed 3 days ago

As four friends we visited here on a not so sunny day but due to time constraints thought we'd go anyway. Lots and lots of walking and stairs so maybe not the best for less mobile like myself. However, we took our time and enjoyed...More

Thank mouseybrown
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family planned to spend the better part of the day at Dover Castle and Tunnels -- we were not disappointed. The key to our day was letting the boys lead the tour and decide how to traverse the expansive offerings. Start the day in...More

Thank Familyof4_2Boys2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

I really think you need two days to see everything, it takes an hour to walk the outside walk. It has an underground tunnel a r a underground hospital you can go in. Places to eat a r get drinks. Well worth a visit

Thank skinnyminnie60
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here with Anderson Tours on a day trip from London. Admission was included and we got to spend about 2 hours here. This is an amazing and imposing structure that dates back to the 12th century I believe. There is an excellent recreation of...More

Thank Gaurav S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to Dover Castle in June this year. There is a lot of very interesting history to discover. I went with my husband and we both had a great day there. First we visited The Great Tower. There are quite a lot of steps,...More

Thank Queri1
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Lyza D
21 July 2017|
Response from Gary P | Reviewed this property |
you need at least 6 hours 2 great tours which are about 1 hour a piece so much to see a do. enjoy .
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.