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Review of The Grand Shaft

The Grand Shaft
Ranked #21 of 57 things to do in Dover
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

This is an amazing piece of our history. Why is it not open more often? Why does nobody promote it more? It's incredible!

2  Thank Margaret H
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Sadly the Grand Shaft and Drop Redoubt are only open on certain weekends and open days. It is owned by English Heritage, but all maintenance and operations are undertaken by local "Western Heights Preservation Society".
If English Heritage made more of an effort the Western Heights could be an amazing attraction rivalling that of Dover Castle...

1  Thank Gary P
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Looked after and maintained by . . Western Heights Preservation Society

open every third Sunday of the month . . . . . .

Thank Bradz_001
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

This Dover feature is lovingly tended by local people and offers a real view of life as it was in Dover. A good place to have a look at some history, and great if combined with the Castle and the seafront.

Thank bernxx
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Bad sign-posting, bad parking, Totally a waste of time, typical of a Council run 'effort'. Do not bother, nothing to see.

Thank Spero_11
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