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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 July 8, 2016 via mobile

haven't been here since I was a girl and had so much fun I love the new kitchen a good day out and a nice walk xx

Thank emily c
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The exhibit side of the castle was great as ever food in the naafi building reached an all time low with a vegetable soup that was truly disgusting fortunately they refunded the money without a murmur, the bread of the rolls were stale and the...More

Thank SimonFurse
Reviewed July 8, 2016

Such an imposing structure with exceptional views across Dover and the channel. Plenty to do with the Keep, grounds tunnels etc. The new furnishings in the Keep help bring it alive, the Saxon church and Roman lighthouse help you realise just how long it's been...More

1  Thank Old007
Reviewed July 8, 2016

Despite the rainy weather we managed to explore most of Dover Castle. Being on holidays from Australia with a full schedule of sightseeing we had to make the most of our days. The Wartime Tunnels and Hospital are worth a visit but you need to...More

Thank Adventurous56
Reviewed July 6, 2016

Before our cruise out of Dover, we visited the castle. We enjoy castles and this one was fascinating - especially the tunnels. Be sure to wear walking shoes as it's a steep climb up to the castle and walkways are irregular. The view is spectacular!

Thank Rita P
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Dover castle stands on high ground. If u have mobility problems it is difficult as there is a steep slope to the entrance, but there is disabled access for blue badge holders. There is lots to do and tunnels to explore very good for children...More

1  Thank pamalahill
Reviewed July 5, 2016

The Castle experience is not cheap BUT it is worth it. So much to see, the tours of the tunnels and hospital are very well done. I'd advise doing the Tunnel tour first and then the Hospital straight after. Planning your trip around the times...More

Thank Ash R
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Plan a whole day. Go on tours through tunnels. Have good walking shoes. You will do a lot of walking up and down stairs and up and down hills. Good food at cafes.

Thank kijii
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Dover castle has lots to offer and we spent many enjoyable hours there. Much more than just the castle, you can see things covering 2000 years of history from the Roman Pharos to the WW2 underground tunnels. Only gripe was the cost, £70+ for entry...More

Thank Conrad N
Reviewed July 5, 2016

This must be one of the biggest and best preserved castles in the UK, and probably the most impressive under English Heritage care. There's so much to see and do you really need a day to do it justice, and even then you'll almost certainly...More

Thank John H
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August 11, 2017|
Response from Andrew W | Reviewed this property |
jousting was at 12.30 till 13.00 and again at 3.30 till 4.15
August 11, 2017|
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Response from whiterose813 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry cannot help but very very popular event. Car park packed.
July 30, 2017|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Hi there. The castle is close to the Cruise port, and taxis are available in the town. These can be picked up either from near the port or at the train station. It is possible to walk from the cruise port, taking about 15-20... More