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The Grand Shaft, Dover

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  • 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 »
  • Visiting dover and by chance and the grand shaft was open , what a unique gem and ran by fantastic people, david and jay where very knowlegable .  more »
  • We came to visit this grand napoleonic piece of history and we were truly amazed. The stairs tired us out a bit being pensioners so it's not for the feint of heart. I did truly love showing my wife th...  more »
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  • 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
  • Fascinating and great piece of engineering
  • Really interesting place. Go with some friends and each go down the different staircases.
  • A unique piece of Dover's history.

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Where to stay in Dover

Boutique hotels and guesthouses are tucked among Victorian homes in the shadow of Dover Castle. Consider lodging next to the striking white cliffs of Dover with a view over the water. Cottages and inns farther inland give access to the surrounding countryside and offer comfortable accommodations at lower prices.
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