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The Grand Shaft, Dover

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  • It's a marvel of engineering how they constructed 3 stairways. Able to walk all round top area visiting batteries. Accessible from top road or through the pathway directly to the fort which is open on...  more »
  • A wonderful attraction to visit and experience. A fantastic civil engineering marvel dating back to Napoleonic wartime construction. Sadly open access is restricted as a response to Health and Safety ...  more »
  • Another part of the Western Hts - the main entrance! a very cleaver construction - 3 spiral saircases straight up to the old parade ground. 3 separate stailcases so that Officers, NCOs and the troops ...  more »
  • We walked up to the top, but it was not clearly marked how to get to it and kind of off the beaten path. We wanted to look at but it is surrounded by a locked gate and fence, and this is set back a good twenty feet from the shaft itself, so you can't even look through the fence into it at all. Really too bad, as this is an interesting little work of engineering.
  • Impressive triple spiral staircase. Cannot access the gate it self but you can admire it from afar.
  • Fascinating piece of history. The triple spiral staircase is a remarkable and ingenious feat of engineering
  • Really interesting place. Go with some friends and each go down the different staircases.
  • Fascinating and great piece of engineering
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