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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, Dover CT16 1HU England
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Highest-rated 4-star hotel within a 7 minute walk of Dover Castle
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Folkestone Road, Dover CT15 7AB England
3.0 miles from Dover Castle
#13 Best Value of 437 Hotels near Dover Castle
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Jubilee Way Guston Wood, Dover CT15 5FD England
1.2 miles from Dover Castle
#14 Best Value of 437 Hotels near Dover Castle
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Singledge Lane, Whitfield, Dover CT16 3EL England
2.4 miles from Dover Castle
#18 Best Value of 437 Hotels near Dover Castle
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Canterbury Road, Barham, Canterbury CT4 6QX England
7.6 miles from Dover Castle
#19 Best Value of 437 Hotels near Dover Castle
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Cherry Garden Lane, Folkestone CT19 4AP England
7.5 miles from Dover Castle
#30 Best Value of 437 Hotels near Dover Castle
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  • William S
    Mission Viejo, California13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dover Castle was amazing!
    You've got to go to Dover Castle! It was our very first activity that we did when we arrived in England, and we were very glad we went there. Give it at least 3 hours, minimum; there's a lot to see, and you can have a relaxing lunch at one of the cafes on site. Definitely do the Secret Wartime Tunnels tour. Walk the castle grounds. Tour the castle, all the way to the roof, and go see the chapel, as well. The views of the coast line are amazing from various places around the castle grounds.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Dave C
    Illinois1,672 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go to the Front Entrance and spent hours
    The castle and grounds date back over 800 years and one could easily spend 5 hours here. As such, get there early. Our challenge is that we took the train to Dover and got off at the train station. Our app said it was a 1 mile walk. Well... that would include twisty roads, with a steep incline - so fortunately we found a bus. The bus takes you close to the rear entrance. The front entrance has a visitor center, instructions, and from reading the other reviews, access to guided tours. The rear entrance? We got brief instructions and a map. Having said that, we saw the history of England as relative to the castle, a war museum, quite a few grounds including a trebuchet! In the castle itself with royal bedroom, play area, dining, storage, kitchen, you climb stairs to fantastic views of the countryside from the top. We also saw the medieval tunnels, a medieval church, an ancient Roman lighthouse - and the last thing we saw was the actual visitor center. Took us 4+ hours for all that. Very well maintained and restored.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Brian
    Sterling, Virginia375 contributions
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    Day Trip Exploring Dover
    With any EHS you need to make this trip an entire day trip. This site has so much to offer. From the Tunnel tours, to the medieval Castke and it’s surroundings. Learning about history is a given. I would highly recommend this for any WWII buffs that want to learn more and walk the actual tunnels that were integral in Operationn Dynamo.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 July 2023
  • C M
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    Wonderful day out
    Spent the whole day exploring the castle at leisure , so much to see . Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, enjoyed listening to Ken in the Lookout , brilliant . Enjoyed a quick lunch in the NAAFI which was good value . Eager to make a return visit soon .
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Julia R
    Devon, United Kingdom187 contributions
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    Pricey but overall a great day out.
    Ok negatives first: This is a very expensive place to visit, but you can spend all day here. There is loads to see and do, and the restaurant (NAAFI) served lovely meals, albeit pricey. £3.25 for a small orange juice made me break out in a cold sweat! I recommend you take as much food as you can in as the prices were very high. The scheduled tours in some of the tunnels need looking at: the Hospital tour felt like were were rushed through, then the other tour WW2, we would have had to queue with an Autistic child. Anyone with an ASD child knows they just can't queue, and when I mentioned this to the volunteer outside, she didn't understand what I was saying...that we needed to effectively book our place in the tour, then come back just before it started. Waiting 20-25 mins outside to go in is not feasible with an ASD child - they would go nuts!! So - please try and make allowances for SEN people. Positives: There are multiple things to explore, and the highlight for me was the 2000 year old Roman light house. The Medieval tunnels were amazing. The main castle tower was great, but I was shocked to see a local school bring very young pupils go right up to the top of the tower and some of them climbing up the walls to look out. The teachers were very irresponsible. Obv not English Heritages fault, but one day it might end in tragedy. Although this looked like there were more negatives than positives, I would say overall, this is a great day out. The views from the castle were amazing.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Rowland C
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food selection poor
    History is good value, guides are very knowledgeable and helpful. We have been twice now and found that no sandwiches available both tines. Wen to both eateries at 1:30 one had no hot food ir sandwiches and the other had hot food but no sandwiches. I know that they want to make money to keep the castle maintained, but £2.50 fir a can if Coke us a bit much. Tunnels experience us very good. Would recommend a visit and take a packed lunch.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 July 2023
  • STM0041
    Bullard, Texas807 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So interesting and educational!
    This was an amazing place to visit. My wife and I spent about 6 hours there touring the castle and its grounds. It has an incredible history and well worth the visit. Don't know exactly how many miles we walked that day but be prepared to climb up and down some stairs.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Parkerilla
    Sydney, Australia212 contributions
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    Don’t miss it
    Don’t miss this. We arrived into Dover aboard a cruise ship and having spent much time in the UK over many years we decided to acquaint ourselves in and around the Dover Port area and Dover Castle was the focus. The cruise shuttle service had a stop in the town area then proceeded to the castle at £7pp - very well worth the small cost. We spent a good 4 hours in and around the castle, spending a good 15 minutes quizzing King Henry II and then other actors playing various historical characters. From memory the cost was circa £27pp but there is a seniors discount. The war time tunnels, on the same site, are also worth a visit and admittance is included in the castle ticket. The only issue was having to queue about 20 minutes as numbers are limit in the guided tours.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Jen R
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day at Dover Castle
    So we visited Dover Castle on a very windy day with threats of having to close. However, we had the best of days. The history is amazing as were the staff who actually made the whole day so much better with their knowledge and helpfulness. We ate in the NAAFI - great food and choice and again staff were wonderful. We visited the Dressing Station - OMG so proud to be British😉 The queue for the war tunnels were a bit too long for the young ones (but I've been twice before!). Thank you English Heritage.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 August 2023
  • V Carter
    Banbury, United Kingdom10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not enough food for the amount of visitors
    I rated it 4/5 because I’m sure I was influenced by the weather also being bad, which is not the castles fault. However, with the amount of people visiting, 1 hour after the restaurant opening there being a very low variety of food, no hot food that wasn’t premade and what we did have being poor quality, it definitely deserves a 3 star. If it wasn’t for the tour staff inside the castle being wonderful, it would be a lower score.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
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Some of the best hotels near Dover Castle in Dover are:
Travelodge Dover - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Dover Marina Hotel & Spa - Traveller rating: 4/5

A private balcony can be enjoyed by guests at the following hotels near Dover Castle in Dover:
Dover Marina Hotel & Spa - Traveller rating: 4/5
Royal Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5
The Southcliff Hotel - Traveller rating: 3/5

These hotels near Dover Castle in Dover have great views and are well-liked by travellers:
The Blue Pigeons - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Burlington Hotel - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Waterfront Hotel - Traveller rating: 4.5/5

These hotels near Dover Castle in Dover have been described as romantic by other travellers:
The Blue Pigeons - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Burlington Hotel - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Royal Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5

Families travelling in Dover enjoyed their stay at the following hotels near Dover Castle:
Travelodge Dover - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Dover Marina Hotel & Spa - Traveller rating: 4/5

These hotels near Dover Castle in Dover generally allow pets:
Travelodge Dover - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Waterfront Hotel - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
The White Cliffs Retreat - Traveller rating: 4/5
It is always best to call ahead and confirm specific pet policies before your stay.

Free breakfast can be enjoyed at the following hotels near Dover Castle in Dover:
The Blue Pigeons - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Waterfront Hotel - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Wards Hotel - Traveller rating: 4.5/5

These hotels near Dover Castle in Dover have free parking:
Dover Marina Hotel & Spa - Traveller rating: 4/5
Premier Inn Dover East hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5

An upscale travelling experience can be enjoyed at these 4 star hotels near Dover Castle in Dover:
Burlington Hotel - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Dover Marina Hotel & Spa - Traveller rating: 4/5
Holiday Inn Dover, An Ihg Hotel - Traveller rating: 3.5/5

These 3 star hotels received great reviews from other travellers:
Premier Inn Dover East hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5
The Swingate Inn and Hotel - Traveller rating: 3.5/5

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