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Address: Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1HU, England
Phone Number:
+44 370 333 1181
10:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The most iconic of all English fortresses commanding the gateway to the...

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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A great variety of things to see and do at Dover Castle, the WW2 tunnels were a particular favourite! We walked from the train station- well worth the effort!

Reviewed 2 days ago
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great variety of things to see and do at Dover Castle, the WW2 tunnels were a particular favourite! We walked from the train station- well worth the effort!

Thank Canterbbbury
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a brilliant day out with the family at dover castle so much to see and do. The children where amazed by the wartime tunnels and the views from the castle are wonderful, plenty of places to have a picnic

Thank Maxi-hart98
Stuttgart, Germany
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The castle is spectacular and huge. It is 900 years old and has been lovingly restored. You can climb the Great Tower or enjoy the lovely interiors. You can also visit the Wartime Tunnels within the White Cliffs.

Thank Honighase
Melksham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a lovely full day at Dover Castle, the WWII tunnels and hospital were a fascinating insight into the history of the castle. The tower and castle itself is very simply and effectively done with no additional information meaning it is particularly family friendly - lots to look at and photo opportunities!

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only had a couple of hours in Dover so we took the secret WW2 tunnels tour at Dover Castle. It was very interesting (and with a WWII history buff husband, I have been on a lot of WWII historic tours), and the guide/leader was very knowledgable. The entrance fee is pricey, and you have to pay the Castle's full... More 

Thank Bernadette D
dorset england
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great value for money, full day out with loads to see! Staff are polite, friendly and very knowledgeable. Perfect day out for all ages with lots of easy access, well located toilets and food outlets. Under ground tunnels are the best part of the day, something different.

Thank rosemary p
Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we went here there was a Tudor acting thing and there were HOARDS of different aged kids sitting down and happily watching. I believe afterwards all the children were given a chocolate coin. It's wonderful to see kids getting so interested in history like this. I saw the rooms and the buildings outside. In one of the rooms there... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A dungeon dweller herself she was bitterly disappointed at the lack of dungeons and/or manacles, stocks etc. The tower itself was a highlight as was the wonderful tour of the tunnels. Ta.

Thank Lallen1994
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hard to believe that these tunnels were built in the 1700's. And there are miles of them. Our tour guide, Geoff, knew his stuff and made the tunnel system very interesting. The video experience is excellent. Well worth the time.

Thank Spiketon
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a must visit if in this part of the world, just beware it can be quite a workout but it is very much worth it

Thank Michael L

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