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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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Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1HU, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed yesterday

If over night in dover, make time to visit this place. Lots of history and the WW2 tunnels give great insight into that perioday. Not cheap, but worth it.

Thank witneytraveller
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dover Castle was a wonderful surprise. There is SO much to do here you really need to give yourself at least half a day to truly explore the castle and it’s surrounds. From the hill above the Saxon church of St. Mary-In-Castro and the Roman...More

Thank jodie_amanda
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited Dover Castle specifically to see the secret wartime tunnels and underground hospital. I don't think it is made clear on the website that in order to visit these, you have to wait in a queue, and that they only let a set number...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The whole site is amazing the tunnel tours were well organised and gave enough information for every age. Using my English Heritage membership is great value. I would suggest that the Castle could possibly be a little more organised for visitors to see everything that...More

Thank Ipswich21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great day at Dover Castle. Only visited as other attractions were closed but so glad we did. The underground tunnels and the history of Dunkirk was certainly worth the queue. Would definitely recommend a visit

Thank Gillian H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive..but well worth it..spent hours looking round..fantastic views over the channel to France..amazing tunnels..did not enjoy our visit to the cafe.

Thank bigbarryEssex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi Very nice big castle. So from beginning. There r 2 entry to the castle and both on a high hill so if u r older or disable i recommended to take taxi from the city and only cost £5. Entry expensive £20. Inside the...More

Thank Tom666UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expansive castle on a site dating back to the Iron Age and offering magnificent views over famed Dover cliffs and The Chanel. Very nice historical displays including vivid re-enactment videos. The Climb to and from the town below is a great way to get a...More

Thank Jean V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although this place lacks some of the mystique of other English Castles. . .due to the fact it was still in active use until only 30 or 40 years ago. . .it is still worth visiting to learn about the history back to 1066 through...More

Thank Metropolitan_Man
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here on a whim after visiting the white cliffs and seeing it imposing on the hillside. It must have been an amazing sight to behold in 1200 AD. I did not know there is a nearly 2,000 years old Roman lighthouse up here...More

Thank Russ P
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29 September 2017|
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Response from Yorkshirelass205 | Reviewed this property |
No problem with small back packs although good refreshments can be purchased on site. Hope you have a great day . It's a brilliant day out.
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.