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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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  • The location of the hotel was great. Some people may feel the admission fee is high, but I think that I can take the original enough. In a few hours, there were so many attractive exhibits. At the time of World War II, the command of the Royal Navy was also a wonderful tour of the underground tunnels that became the headquarters of the Dynamo operation. The view from the castle is also good, overlooking the Strait of Dover, the harbour and the city centre.
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  • I never realised that such a well kept, large, interesting historic place existed so close to where we will.  more »
  • We are English Heritage holders so we visit the castle a few times a year. They have some terrific events on that hold the interest of both the kids and adults. There are a couple of restaurants on si...  more »
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  • A brisk trek up the hill delivers a beautiful complex of centuries old fortifications. We were fortunate enough to have an afternoon of historical reenactments of jousts, games, and craftsmanship. Take the time to explore all of the nooks and crannies of castle on the way up to taking in the spectacular view of all of Dover.
  • One of the most excellent places I've visited in years. So well presented, exceptionally polite staff. Just a wonderful experience. I have to return and spend 6 hours more exploding.
  • Takes a full day to appreciate the whole site, or two. The Castle has defended our southern border for centuries. The underground tunnels were used during WW2. The excellent tour explains their use to evacuate Dunkirk. Plus, there's a road train running all day to save on walking. Perfect.
  • This place is amazing. There is a lot to look at. Worth noting if you're going by public transport if you have difficult walking uphill or up stairs I would get a cab or bus from the station as it's a bit of a walk. Great day out and something different. The views from the roof of the great tower are immense. If you can come here on a nice sunny day I would really recommend it.
  • Absolutely fantastic place to spend a day! Tunnel tours were amazing! Well worth a visit, you do need a day to get to see everything.
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