Dover Castle - English Heritage

Dover Castle
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Dover Castle is an awesome medieval fortress. Standing strong on the iconic White Cliffs, the castle is an imposing symbol of royal power and the country’s historic struggle to maintain independence.

From the mighty Great Tower to the depths of the wartime tunnels – dug deep into Dover’s chalk white cliffs, there’s a huge amount to see and do. Experience the fantastic views from the top of the tower and the panorama across the busy harbour from the Fire Command Post. Take a walk around the battlements and enjoy an ice cream by the NAAFI. If the weather turns, you can head underground, and discover the story of Operation Dynamo as well as the Underground Hospital.

Above ground, the Great Tower take you back to the Angevin Empire, where you can experience life in a true medieval castle. There's also the medieval tunnels, the Saxon church, a Roman Lighthouse and more. Take a journey through England's story in a memorable day out from Medieval times to the 20th century.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences, Heritage site

Opening hours

1 Apr - 31, Jul 2017 10am - 6pm
1-31 Aug, daily 2017 9.30am - 6pm
1-30 Sep, daily 2017 10am - 6pm
1-31 Oct, daily 2017 10am - 5pm
1 Nov-23 Dec, Sat-Sun 2017 10am - 4pm
27-Dec-1 Jan, daily 10am - 4pm
2 Jan-11 Feb, Sat-Sun 2018 10am - 4pm
12-18 Feb, daily 2018 10am - 4pm
19 Feb-29 Mar, Wed-Sun 2018 10am - 4pm
24-26 Dec Closed

Last admission 1 hour before closing time. Last tunnel tours depart 1 hour before closing. Recommend allow 4hrs to a full day for a first visit.

Admission charges

2017-18 Non-Gift Aid prices are as follows -

Adult £19.40
Child (5-15 years) £11.60
Concession £17.50
Family (2 adults plus (up to) 3 children) £50.40

Overseas Visitor Passes, and English Heritage Membership are also both available to purchase at admission.

Discounts

  • English Heritage
Getting there

Follow signs for Dover along the M2/A2 or the M20/A20. By train, Dover Priory Station is approximately one hour from London St Pancras by High Speed. Visit the Southeastern website for details of train times and prices. Dover Priory is approx a 20min walk from the castle, or a 5min taxi ride.

Additional info

The castle has two cafes and a separate restaurant. Parking is free and on site, although on busy days parking may be off site with a free minibus shuttle into the centre of the site. There is a free land train around the castle to help get about, and mobility scooters are available to book in advance by calling the castle on 01304 211 067.

Collection details

Archaeology, Social History, Weapons and War

Getting there

Follow signs for Dover along the M2/A2 or the M20/A20. By train, Dover Priory Station is approximately one hour from London St Pancras by High Speed. Visit the Southeastern website for details of train times and prices. Dover Priory is approx a 20min walk from the castle, or a 5min taxi ride.

Dover Castle - English Heritage
Castle Hill Road
Dover
Kent
CT16 1HU
England

Website

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

Telephone

01304 211067

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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