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Dover Castle

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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1HU, England
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"underground hospital"
in 368 reviews
"operation dynamo"
in 264 reviews
"medieval tunnels"
in 250 reviews
"english heritage"
in 417 reviews
"great tower"
in 277 reviews
"naafi restaurant"
in 66 reviews
"secret tunnels"
in 86 reviews
"henry ii"
in 120 reviews
"world war"
in 115 reviews
"dunkirk evacuation"
in 80 reviews
"land train"
in 162 reviews
"cold war"
in 50 reviews
"tunnel tour"
in 85 reviews
"ticket office"
in 48 reviews
"white cliffs"
in 135 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 50 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 71 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I only had 2 1/2 hours to explore the castle. That wasn't enough time to see everything. I found the medieval tunnels interesting. My wife enjoyed seeing the furnishings.in the castle. The tour of the "secret tunnels" was very educational. We would...More

Thank James M
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Reviewed yesterday

The castle exceeded my expectations, not only is it well preserved and covers extensive grounds, the exhibits and tours through the history of the castle are informative as well. Arthur’s Hall exhibits tells the origin of the castle from King Heney II’s reign. The operation...More

Thank JoanJh
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always wanted to visit the castle. It didn't disappoint. Lots to see and learn a really splendid place to go. Plus we also visited the white cliffs which topped off our day out. Just great.

Thank Nicola B
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Reviewed yesterday

Wow, this place is amazing. There is so much to do, make sure you have plenty of time.You have a roman light house, medieaval tunnels, eighteenth century additions and second world war interest as well. The keep is great and well worth the climb to...More

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this English heritage location, and we weren't disappointed.. If you have transport, signage clearly shows you where to go in order too get too the car parks.. ( A separate disabled car park is sited next to the castle, so...More

Thank tubbies74
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Reviewed 3 days ago

its a long walk to the castle but worth it but if you go via the seafront its a steep walk up and you get views of the sea

Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a wonderful 2 hours visiting the Castle, NAAFI restaurant, the Pharos Roman Lighthouse and Church of St Mary-in-Castro. The weather was warm and there was a tremendous number of visitors with overflow car parks being used. The juxtaposition of the...More

1  Thank timetachyon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such a fun place to see and explore. So much history and things to learn. I would definitely go back and suggest anyone visiting the area put this on their list!

Thank Lcrand663
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the entrance fee, so much to see. Very well informed docents. Give yourself enough time. Do the tunnels first when the line is shorter.

Thank KBTravels41
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dover Castle is great,finally visited it this year,basically if you have spent money for the admission ticket,you might as well stay all day.There is certainly enough at Dover Castle to keep you busy for a full day of sightseeing.The only thing that slightly spoiled our...More

Thank Marco_Num1
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chrischart
2 April 2018|
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
Presume you mean English Heritage? Believe you can within first 14 days. After that it isn't so clear.
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Martin M
30 March 2018|
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Response from Lisa C | Reviewed this property |
Yes , there’s loads of space to run around it’s great Look at English heritage site It’s worth the money up to six kids can go free I love it
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