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Address: Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1HU, England
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+44 370 333 1181
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10:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The most iconic of all English fortresses commanding the gateway to the...

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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Enough and more for a fascinating day out.

Where to start.... So much to see and views as well. The place is dripping with history and atmosphere.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
wallbike
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Where to start.... So much to see and views as well. The place is dripping with history and atmosphere.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This castle is well preserved as it was occupied by the military for many years. It has interpretive signs and a large area for people to stroll. Lots of stairs as you would imagine with spectacular views from the top. We enjoyed our visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots to see and do. Spent 3.5 hours here and could have been longer. Tunnel tour was great as was the old hospital. Well recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Paid a visit with a small group. Particularly enjoyed the Keep which was staffed with knowledgable guides. Visited the WW2 tunnels, which were both guided tours again with knowledgable guides. Unfortunately, photography was not allowed in either of the tunnels. You could easily spend 2 hours or more wandering around the battlements and through the medieval tunnels and passages. There... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Got to Dover Castle quite late so didn't really see a lot for the 2 hours we was there but absolutely returning again and spending the whole day here, there is so much to do and see! Staff are very informative and very knowledgeable. The castle itself is in pristine condition and each room has details what happened in history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best Castles to visit and includes underground passages. Leave at least 2-3 hrs to visit. Great place for pictures.

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really great place well worth the money and you can spend most of the day here allow at least 5 hours. All very interesting and a lot of walks, there is a shuttle train if you aren't too good on your legs.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such an interesting day. We expected it to last just a few hours, but you really need to have the day free. The castle is wonderful and unlike the National Trust places this is really a hands on place. The tunnels are also fascinating. I would really recommend a visit, especially during the warmer months. We were a... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dover castle perched on the top of the hill what a fantastic position rated as one of the finest castle in England. The castle grounds are good the inside is well worth seeing and there's the underground complex some much to see and do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out for anyone interested in visiting! If you are reading this then get yourself to Dover castle you will not be disappointed! Amazing place with true history!

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