Dover Castle - English Heritage

An exterior view of Dover Castle
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Set high above the famous white cliffs, Dover Castle boasts a colourful and fascinating history. Re-live the turbulent war years as you discover the labyrinth of Secret Wartime Tunnels built deep within the cliffs. Walk through the rooms where Sir Admiral Ramsay planned the “miracle of Dunkirk” and tour the underground hospital as you follow the story of a wounded wartime pilot. Above ground, don’t miss the Admiralty Lookout, where you can learn about the techniques used to detect enemy ships and even try your hand at Morse code! Also take time to explore the atmospheric medieval underground tunnels, see one of Europe’s best-preserved Roman lighthouses and walk the extensive battlements.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

21 February - 29 March 2015
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Admission charges

Adult Gift Aid Price £19.30
(Non-Gift Aid Price £17.50)
Child (5-15 years) Gift Aid Price £11.60
(Non-Gift Aid Price £10.50)
Concession Gift Aid Price £17.40
(Non-Gift Aid Price £15.80)
Family (2 adults plus (up to) 3 children) Gift Aid Price £50.10
(Non-Gift Aid Price £45.50)

Discounts

  • English Heritage

Collection details

Archaeology, Social History, Weapons and War

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Clash of Knights - The Finale!

  • 29 — 31 August 2015

Chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled, massed ranks of armoured knights meet head on. Feel the heat of the battle as four teams from the corners of Europe fight with clubs and shields in this contest of skill and strength. Tensions will rise, alliances will be made and broken but only one team will triumph in the Clash of Knights finale! Presiding over the contest will be King Richard the Lionheart and his court.

Revel in the atmosphere of the encampment as it buzzes with the activity of everyday medieval life. Enjoy merry music while your budding young knights test their bravery on the field and burn off energy in battle drills.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

English Heritage members Free
Adult £18.00
Child, 5-15 years £10.80
Concession £16.10
Family £46.80

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/clash-of-knights---the-finale-Dov-29-08-2015/

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Merry Maids and Men Discovery Visit

What was life like for children in a medieval castle? Where did they sleep? Was there any time for fun and games? Discover the answers by helping to tell the tale of Harry the kitchen boy and the naughty little Lady Ellie.
Duration: 3/4 hour
Key Stage: 1, History, Literacy, Story-telling, Drama

How to obtain

Call 01304 209899 to book a 45 minute session on weekdays during term time. Price £60 per group of up to 30 pupils until April 2009, £75 per group after April 2009. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19468 for more information.

Dover Castle - English Heritage
Dover
Kent
CT16 1HU
England

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/dover-castle/

Telephone

01304 211067

Fax

01304 214739

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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