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Dover Castle

Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1HU, England
+44 370 333 1181
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The most iconic of all English fortresses commanding the gateway to the realm for nine centuries. Climb the Great Tower, meet the characters and immerse yourself in vivid medieval interiors. Then delve deep within Dover's White Cliffs to witness the drama in the Secret Wartime Tunnels. Roam through centuries of history at Dover Castle, from the Romans to the 20th century, in an action-packed day out.
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  • Average3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1HU, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed yesterday

Another Kent attraction I have never visited before, to my shame! We joined English Heritage recently intent on getting our money back ASAP and in 2 weeks have nearly succeeded thanks to Walmer Castle and now Dover Castle. Our family group of 8 - 4...More

Thank Googly2010
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went during the summer holidays there was lots to do and clearly lots of activities aimed for famillies with young children. Really enjoyed the medieval tunnels and the war tunnels. We parked in the over flow and there was a shuttle bus that took you...More

Thank Hannah R
Reviewed yesterday

After watching a TV programme about the Castle I decided to visit with the family. The castle is on the top of the White Cliffs and the car park is convienetly located in the middle of the grounds. The castle is well spread out and...More

Thank simonwA5559EN
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a perfect day! I was very excited to see the castle because it's one of the oldest and biggest in Britain, and I'd wanted to see it ever since I was little. It did not disappoint. The castle itself is simply enormous, with a...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was disappointed by my visit. All the ingredients are there for an amazing day out but their presentation is poor. Video descriptions were broken, the trip through the tunnels to the hospital was rushed and lacked detail. The Operation Dynamo display was 'thin' despite...More

Thank Spotted-Jaguar
Reviewed 2 days ago

We came across on the Channel Ferry to see the castle. Stayed two nights in a hotel. It was well worth it. The visit is in two parts really. First, there is the secret war tunnels from World War II, which are absolutely fascinating. Extremely...More

Thank Ted R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We all had such a good day . So much to see and do we loved all the exploring. The underground hospital was so interesting and my 4 children loved it .need to go back and do it again as we didn't do all of...More

Thank shelleymock
Reviewed 2 days ago

Size, location, views, history, it all feels so powerful here. A must thing to do in Dover. Oh, and go up on foot, don't be a sissy taking a car or a bus :)

Thank Branko P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fascinating structure includes two distinct, worthwhile destinations. The tunnels used for defense since 1800 and extensively during WW II; and Henry II's 12th century castle. The exhibits are well laid out and we're very informative. Views are spectacular as well. I highly recommend a visit...More

Thank 74,273,626
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an amazing place to visit! The secret wartime tunnels in the White Cliffs were incredibly atmospheric and definitely worth the queuing time of around 45 minutes (it was busy, being the summer holidays). The castle itself was exactly what a castle should be...More

Thank kazz652016
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11 August 2017|
Response from Andrew W | Reviewed this property |
jousting was at 12.30 till 13.00 and again at 3.30 till 4.15
11 August 2017|
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Response from whiterose813 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry cannot help but very very popular event. Car park packed.
31 July 2017|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Hi there. The castle is close to the Cruise port, and taxis are available in the town. These can be picked up either from near the port or at the train station. It is possible to walk from the cruise port, taking about 15-20... More