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Dover Castle, Dover

Dover Castle is the oldest fort in England and has been strategic in the countrys defence even up to and including WW1 and WW2. Originally strengthened from an Anglo-Saxon fort in 1066 by William the Conqueror with futher additions made by Henry II and Henry VIII.

This castle is not an example of how Kings and Queens lived but concentrates on its role as a fort and the battles that it has endured. Visitors can experience the siege of 1216 by Louis VIII of France, discover the labyrinth of secret wartime tunnels built under Dover’s white cliffs and walk through the rooms where the miracle of Dunkirk was planned. The secret war time tunnels are only accessible on a guided tour with numbers limited on a first come first serve basis.

Visitors can also see the Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment Museum, one of the best-preserved Roman lighthouses in Europe and the most complete Saxon church in Kent.

Opening Times

Open all year except December 24 -26 and January 1st.
Closed Tues/Wed from November to February
Summer opening times 10am -6pm
Winter opening times 10am- 4pm

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Ticket Prices

Adult - £10.30
Child - £5.20
Concession - £8.20
Family - £25.80

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Disabled Facilities

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Telephone: 01304 211067

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Dover Castle

Hotels & Accommodation

Ramada Dover Ramada Dover
Singledge Lane, Whitfield, Dover, CT16 3EP
Distance: 2.4 miles
Gran Burstin Hotel Folkestone Gran Burstin Hotel Folkestone
The Harbour, Folkestone, CT20 1TX
Distance: 6.8 miles
The Southcliff Hotel The Southcliff Hotel
22-26 The Leas, Folkestone, CT20 2DY
Distance: 7.3 miles

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