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Dover Castle, Dover

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Perched on the edge of the equally renowned Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle awes with its sheer size, imposing architecture, and historical significance. This 12th-century construction is the largest castle in England and towers over the modern town of Dover as well as the site of what is believed to be a former Saxon town. A network of tunnels, thought to have been constructed during the Napoleonic Wars, exists under the castle. A visit to Dover Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dover tour itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Wow!!!!!! What an amazing time!!! This place offers a full day of activities, sights and experiences. Everything from how chain mail is made to underground war time surgery in the 1940’s complete... 
    Wow!!!!!! What an amazing time!!! This place offers a full day of activities, sights and experiences. Everything from how chain mail is made to underground war time surgery in the 1940’s complete...  more »
  • When you visit Dover Castle you MUST go through the Great Hall at the top of the hill. The rooms have been set up as they were when inhabited giving you a realistic view of how people actually... 
    When you visit Dover Castle you MUST go through the Great Hall at the top of the hill. The rooms have been set up as they were when inhabited giving you a realistic view of how people actually...  more »
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  • As a member of English Heritage, entrance here was free. There is ample car parking space as well. Staff here were all really lovely and kind, also very knowledgeable. My four kids, aged between 6 and 12, had a really good time, so much to see including a wonderful tour of the underground tunnel system. Lots of amazing history, great views and the main tower was very well kept. If you are a member of English Heritage, I would definitely recommend this place. My youngest was also studying about castle life at school and it really helped him understand castle life and he enjoyed telling his class about his trip. Big thumbs up to all the staff for being so helpful and kind.
  • Dive into history and the gorgeous sites here in Dover. There is ample parking and walkways that are nice if you are pushing a pram. My "big kid" really enjoyed the tunnel tour while my 9 & 16yr old enjoyed exploring the medieval castle and grounds. We spent easily 2.5hrs but could have spent longer here. If you are an English Heritage member, there is also a cottage on the castle grounds that you can rent. Prices are on the website.

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