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Dover Castle, Dover

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Perched on the edge of the equally renowned Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle awes with its sheer size, imposing architecture, and historical significance. This 12th-century construction is the largest castle in England and towers over the modern town of Dover as well as the site of what is believed to be a former Saxon town. A network of tunnels, thought to have been constructed during the Napoleonic Wars, exists under the castle. A visit to Dover Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dover tour itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • There is more to see and do than you realise. Some great products in the shops, and reasonably priced too.  more »
  • We paid for a hotel in Dover and used our annual leave specially to visit the castle. We even joined National Heritage. However, a bit of snow closed the place for several days. No announcement on the...  more »
  • This is one of the most spectacular castles I've seen in my life. Since I am a member of the English Heritage Foundation it was free to get in, otherwise the entry fee is about 20 GB pounds per person...  more »
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  • A lovely if wet visit on Monday. Loved the tunnel experiences that were very informative and suitable for small children as fast moving and interactive. Food at the cafe by the keep was hot but a little pricey although this is to be expected. Couldn't get a table though as people were getting out of the rain so ate our pasties under an arch way! Parking seemed limited but we arrived shortly after opening so were okay. Need to come back again to take in the views as it was very misty.
  • A magnificent looking castle. It's very exciting exploring around the underground tunnels and understanding the history of all of it with their terrific information kiosk and paraphernalia. It's worthy of a day out & even more so you can drive along to & explore the white cliffs of Dover. The views from the castle & the cliffs is just incredible, I'm convinced in a good day you could see France.
  • Thank you to all the staff at Dover Castle. My KS1 class had a great time visiting the castle on 27th September 2017. The staff were really helpful and they were fonts of knowledge who took time out to show the class the well and they also demonstrated how long it takes for water to reach the bottom. The class also thoroughly enjoyed dressing up in authentic costumes and experiencing wearing heavy chain mail and armour in the education room. A super resource. Once again, many thanks and we look forward to many more visits.
  • By far my favourite castle in all England! Happily spend a whole day here there's so much to see and explore. Have performed here many times over the years so can recommend the ww2 tunnels and the keep especially. Best for a family day out is clash of knights event
  • At first we thought it was pricey, but upon exploration we realised there is much to be seen and enjoyed at the castle. The tunnels, tours and castle rooms are great to visit no matter the weather. It was lovely to walk around the green patches when it was no longer raining, with some spots offering lovely views of the sea. There is a "land train" to effortlessly access different areas and the guided tours were well curated and very interesting. The members of staff were very helpful and friendly, and made the visit even better.
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