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Dover Castle: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1HU, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Dover castle was such a disappointment. I last went about 25 years ago, and back then the castle wasn't dressed up. I distinctively remember the guide telling us back then that they did not know what purpose the rooms had - and this information is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow! What a place. The Dover town is not that pretty and the castle is the big star in the area. If you are coming by train, take a taxi to drive you up to the castle. (7 minutes ride 6 pounds for 4 people)....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Every Saturday and Sunday from July until November the old 1916 Anti Aircraft gun is fired at 1300 hrs (1pm) and then again at 1400 hrs (2pm). It is staffed by some very knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers who give up their weekends to fire the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank AndrewM7774
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We only had two hours there as part of a tour and it was not even close to enough time. We probably could have spent a full day there. The castle was so beautiful and there was so much history there. My daughter loved running...More

Thank hlawlor24
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Set on a hill overlooking the town of Dover and the sea, this castle has been used for many things over the years. Take a day or a half day and explore the site thoroughly. A lot of walking, and a lot of stairs. Plan...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank bobthetortoise
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous place, with things to interest everyone. From Romans to WW2. We went to see the Operation Dynamo tunnels and the hospital along with other war related things, as this is out interest. Particularly enjoyed the Op Dynamo tour as the movie...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our visit at Dover we had the opportunity te see the Castle complex from different angel. It is a mazing to have a look at these different views of the Castle.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Deventernaar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the biggest and most exciting castle we’ve ever seen. And we’ve seen lots of castles. We went on an underground tunnel tour and learned a lot about what happened there in wartime. You could spend two days at least there exploring....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BettyBoopWinnipeg
Reviewed 1 week ago

As I understand this Castle is the third busiest Tourist attraction in the UK. I love to see so many Coaches full of people from not just The UK but many from Europe, full of people enjoying the Castle Experience. For me, as a Local,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank John R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting visit due to the History of the castle built by Henry II and also the underground tunnel experience via visual experience of film and Guided tour. Our guide was very passionate in her delivery of information and the film scenes very well produced....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Terry S
October 5, 2019|
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Response from csmittle |
I believe it may be closed on Christmas day but other than that it is open year round.
September 13, 2019|
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Response from Brugge1810 | Reviewed this property |
Very easy to walk it yourself. Lots of helpful staff if you need anything.
September 8, 2019|
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Response from dannyboyb2019 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe you can take dogs. Personally I wouldn’t
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