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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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  • This is a fabulous place to visit. There's a lot to see and you can easily spend a day (or more) here. The wartime tunnels/ underground hospital should be your priority- extremely interesting but queues build up through the day. The tower is also very impressive. Enjoyable and interesting for all the family - there are exhibits and activities that keep children engaged. The site invloves a reasonable amount of walking and some hills/steps. It has several cafes and good toilet facilities. Worth the entrance fee - although having English Heritage membership gets you in 'free'. Highly recommend.
  • First visit, and wow! As an English Heritage member I got in for free, but don't let the entrance fee put you off! If you make a day of it and explore, it's a fantastic day out. The castle is great, as are the grounds and exhibitions, but the tunnels blew me away. Make sure you get a tour in the underground hospital and wartime tunnels. It's staggering what was achieved back in the second World War. Then you can walk over the white cliffs for splendid views, if you have time. Great day out. Thoroughly recommended.
  • This was my second time here and this place worth the money! I particularly came for the history of the Secret War tunnel and hospital where you can experience the life during these days - Operation Dynamo. I really enjoyed the rest too, but the war tunnels are the best. The restaurant on site is reasonably priced with food tasting good. This place is highly recommended!
  • Excellent place to visit, there is too much here to do it in one day and as one of the more expensive EH places to visit it’s well worth considering a membership. Make sure you visit the castle keep, it is good to see a castle with interiors that have been recreated and not just an empty shell. There are also the WW2 tunnels, and the admiralty look out. The tunnels used to be on a timed ticket but you now just have to join a queue so get there early or take a packed lunch as it’s extremely popular. If you don’t fancy this and still want to experience some tunnels then why not check out the Napoleonic tunnels.
  • Amazing place to visit. Lots of events and tours going on. Best to get there when it opens as the tours can get very busy. The stairs in the main castle are unlike normal castle stairs as they're wider and railings on both sides. It's very hilly bit there's a shuttle bus to get you around from the main part to the Tunnels. Now for the slight downside. We went into the Cafe to get some lunch, nice food. However the prices are shocking! I bought a beef and mustard sandwich for £4.95!!!! The price was not displayed anywhere so was not aware of this until I paid and checked the receipt. They do kids lunch packs with a drink, cookie, sandwich and dried fruit packets for £4.50. I should of had that!
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