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Address: Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1HU, England
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+44 370 333 1181
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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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We went twice. There are lots to see and do. Day 1, we managed to cover the main building and queued to experience the Hospital Tunnel. It's a pretty interactive experience. They... read more

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30 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went twice. There are lots to see and do. Day 1, we managed to cover the main building and queued to experience the Hospital Tunnel. It's a pretty interactive experience. They tried to stimulates loads to allow visitors to imagine what it was like back then during the war. Day 2 we went into the Operation Dynamo tunnel- just... More 

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Dymchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very full day out, Its more than just a Castle, the tunnels, its ancient history and modern history, when you stand on top the keep and see France, you know the French can see you, to see all of it your be pushed to do it in one day, in fact we run out of time and returned a... More 

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Thank darrenand
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great variety of things to see and do at Dover Castle, the WW2 tunnels were a particular favourite! We walked from the train station- well worth the effort!

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Thank Canterbbbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a brilliant day out with the family at dover castle so much to see and do. The children where amazed by the wartime tunnels and the views from the castle are wonderful, plenty of places to have a picnic

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Thank Maxi-hart98
Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The castle is spectacular and huge. It is 900 years old and has been lovingly restored. You can climb the Great Tower or enjoy the lovely interiors. You can also visit the Wartime Tunnels within the White Cliffs.

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Thank Honighase
Melksham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely full day at Dover Castle, the WWII tunnels and hospital were a fascinating insight into the history of the castle. The tower and castle itself is very simply and effectively done with no additional information meaning it is particularly family friendly - lots to look at and photo opportunities!

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only had a couple of hours in Dover so we took the secret WW2 tunnels tour at Dover Castle. It was very interesting (and with a WWII history buff husband, I have been on a lot of WWII historic tours), and the guide/leader was very knowledgable. The entrance fee is pricey, and you have to pay the Castle's full... More 

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dorset england
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great value for money, full day out with loads to see! Staff are polite, friendly and very knowledgeable. Perfect day out for all ages with lots of easy access, well located toilets and food outlets. Under ground tunnels are the best part of the day, something different.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When we went here there was a Tudor acting thing and there were HOARDS of different aged kids sitting down and happily watching. I believe afterwards all the children were given a chocolate coin. It's wonderful to see kids getting so interested in history like this. I saw the rooms and the buildings outside. In one of the rooms there... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A dungeon dweller herself she was bitterly disappointed at the lack of dungeons and/or manacles, stocks etc. The tower itself was a highlight as was the wonderful tour of the tunnels. Ta.

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