Dover Castle - English Heritage

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

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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

1-31 Oct daily 10am-5pm, 1 Nov-12 Feb Sat-Sun 10am-4pm, 13-17 Feb daily 10am-4pm, 18 Feb-31 Mar Sat-Sun 10am-4pm, Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan

Admission charges

Free Entry. 16.00 / 14.40 / 9.60 / 41.60 Includes Secret Wartime Tunnels tour. Additional charges for members and non-members may apply on event days

Discounts

  • English Heritage

Collection details

Archaeology, Social History, Weapons and War

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

War and the Horse

  • 20 — 21 September 2014

The evocative story of cavalry soldiers and their horses on the front line, and the impact of the war on the people left at home, will be the main commemorative themes of the First World War centenary at English Heritage properties in 2014.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

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.

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