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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

lots to see and do, long queue to get into the tunnels. The hospital tunnel was interesting but could have done with more time to look at items on show, also it was kept at low light to 'get the feel' for how it was,...More

Thank suebruce57
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My little friend (8) and I visited Dover castle day one of school holiday. Despite it raining hard as we got there it didn't stop us enjoying a good 3 hours looking around the castle. As a person with some mobility issues, I managed to...More

Thank Toni1510
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the most beautiful day on this castle site! We travelled through all the tunnels and walked through the castle! We were absolutely in awe! The people who worked there were knowledgeable and great humour! Would definitely recommend this castle to anyone! Super close...More

Thank PMWilding
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved visiting Dover Castle - especially the secret war tunnels! The staff provided great information and the tour was incredibly interesting! The castle was beautiful and very interesting to tour. We spent most of the day at the castle and have already talked about...More

Thank brzabroad
Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed Dover Castle. The grounds are open enough you can spend time resting on grass hills. The castle itself had lots of interesting things to see and note, even the kids can enjoy several places to pose. The tunnels are a must. But...More

Thank Casandrajb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an excellent castle to visit if you are interested in either castles, English history or WWII. Dover castle is a 12th century castle with history all the way up to the Second World War when the Dunkirk evacuation was planned in secret tunnels...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 3 days ago

So much to see....didn't manage it all and yet spent 4 hours there! Will have to come back again. Thesecret underground tunnels were superb. Very very good. Loads of places to eat and drink. Great place for a picnic and very safe for kids to...More

Thank rigsbyboy
Reviewed 3 days ago

The castle was very interesting and informative. We spent a long time finding our way around with the map provided. Because i have arthritis some places were not good for me, such as to the top of the great tower and down the medieval tunnels....More

Thank Mandy V
Reviewed 4 days ago

This attraction has something for everyone. Whether you like medieval, Napoleonic or the world wars. It is all here. Too much to cover in one day. We had a great time, but barely scratched the surface. We will have to go back again to see...More

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 4 days ago

this was our fist time here and with a young child we thought we would struggle but it was fantastic, first we did the great tower which were dong shows on what the history was. we enjoyed the land train which was extremely bumpy and...More

Thank Mary S
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Lyza D
July 21, 2017|
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Response from Sonya P | Reviewed this property |
if u are a really interested in history then it is a when day visit. A minimum 3 hours otherwise.
July 9, 2017|
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Response from Weightman01 | Reviewed this property |
At least half a day is advised to visit Dover Castle. It is worth considering purchasing an overseas visitor English Heritage Pass (particularly for a family) which can be purchased at any English Heritage site. Such a... More
June 26, 2017|
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Response from HaydenT | Reviewed this property |
They did have both audio and guided tours though we didn't take them. Can't say about worksheets.