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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1HU, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive to visit if you're not members of English Heritage so almost worth joining just for this Castle. Although it's billed as a castle, in reality it is much more than that. The castle itself takes some time to walk around, but the grounds take...More

Thank KatyHol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Dover castle with family aging from 3yrs to 64yrs (mixture of age for child's teens adult) was something for all everyone had a really good day the tunnel tours were great with lots of information good for the children learning some history with out...More

Thank Ratrattn
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent choice for a day out. So many interesting areas to visit on the site so we needed all day! When I visited The Keep I got talking to James one of the guides. He then gave me a personal tour! Just...More

Thank rambler2008
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very enjoyable day out, Dover Castle is very well run by English Heritage and was a joy to visit, you need to be reasonably fit though as there is of stairs to negotiate if your going get the full benefit of your visit, there...More

Thank 102,287
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing authentic in the structures all of which have suffered from recent army use. I felt embarrassed for the opinion which this "visitor attraction" would undoubtedly form in the minds of visitors newly arrived from Europe. Staff were unhelpful and patently eager to...More

Thank jimrobinson3
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE did a number of tours all around our trip. This was a terrible experience. The driver did not speak during the trip as far as education about where we were, etc., and was late getting us to our first stop of Dover Castle. Therefore,...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the castle on a whim. There was a hard sell for English Heritage membership which was annoying, but the castle itself is impressive. It is well groomed outside and the inside medieval rooms are fabulous. The guides are very interesting and knowledgeable. I...More

Thank MomDawn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing day.My 11 year old son couldn't stop thanking me for bringing him .He seemed to know all about the castle from school and books.For my 6 year old it was a great adventure as well. He loved the enormous kitchen the...More

1  Thank Erika N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the best part of a day at this castle exploring all the different aspects of this site. For an entrance fee of less than £20 there was a huge castle to explore which included floors of rooms decorated with furniture and tapestries of...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We joined English heritage as dover castle was one place we wanted to visit. I am so pleased we did we had a fantastic day and will definitely be going back. Took two sons aged 12 and 8 and they both loved it. Would recommend...More

Thank Rachel T
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Do you still do the 2for1 train deals?
June 7, 2017|
Response from terryrh38 | Reviewed this property |
You can get deals at different times, ideally check south eastern railway website. Children have £1 deals at weekends.
Nearest bus stop to entrance to the castle ? Planning to ride up from Dover centre as recent knee op renders walk up it toochallem Nging
April 24, 2017|
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Response from Lynne S | Reviewed this property |
It is outside the Castle so there will be a short but steep walk.
Hi. Can anyone tell me how long it takes to walk from the main entrance to the wartime tunnels entrance? Thanks.
April 3, 2017|
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Response from barryw732 | Reviewed this property |
about 5/6 mins very much worth seeing