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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 2 days ago

We went here on a blustery January day, we managed to spend almost 3 hours just walking around the castle grounds exploring all the different areas, battlements, inside the castle grounds, lighthouse, churches etc all whilst having a very inquisitive dog in tow, all in...More

1  Thank Mark O
Reviewed 3 days ago

I guess for people living in Europe (especially Scotland) castles are not a big deal. For those of us from non-castle countries - Dover Castle offers the chance to get up close to the real thing - that is still in one piece and has...More

Thank arj66
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots and lots of stairs but worth it. So much history. Well presented (although the day we visited there were many school groups so lots of kids and noise). Climbing the turrets is long and arduous but the views from the top make you forget...More

Thank magpiegirl036
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well organised and serviced for tourists to visit from the moment you buy your tickets through to recommendations on what to do first, ie we were advised to do the Tunnels experience before the crowds increased to avoid delays - this was good advice. Loved...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to spend a day though can see that it would be pricey for a family. There is however an abundance of sights to see and historical tours to experience. The war time tunnels tour and hospital tour are a must do , very...More

Thank Abi G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great day out. They had music. A show with st George's story and lot of things for kids to do. Also on a sunny day the view of the sea is great.

Thank Afroz A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dover Castle really cannot be done in one day. The history of the place is immense and covers Roman history all the way up to wartime. You simply can’t see enough and do enough in one day to feel satisfied. The tour guides are amazing...More

Thank NT15213
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having lived in Kent most of my life I have visited the castle numerous times, unfortunately although it has history that goes back centuries it isn’t given justice by those whom give tours. With the price so high if expect someone more enthusiastic and knowledgable...More

Thank Tyler-James R
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is definitely a lot of history here. We enjoyed our visit although the castle would have benefited from having more information within the rooms of the castle to explain exactly where you were and what the rooms were used for. There is definitely a...More

1  Thank Sarndra O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, the entrance fee is a bit steep (around £20) but what an amazing place. There is only one equation to you need to complete - are you remotely interested in history? If the answer is 'yes', then Dover Castle will not disappoint. Layered history...More

Thank James19941
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30 September 2017|
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Response from Yorkshirelass205 | Reviewed this property |
No problem with small back packs although good refreshments can be purchased on site. Hope you have a great day . It's a brilliant day out.
11 August 2017|
Response from Andrew W | Reviewed this property |
jousting was at 12.30 till 13.00 and again at 3.30 till 4.15