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The Southeast Sights

Dover Castle

  • Castle Rd. Map It
  • Dover
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 05/27/2014

Fodor's Review

Spectacular and with plenty to explore, Dover Castle, towering high above the ramparts of the white cliffs, is a mighty medieval castle that has served as an important strategic center over the centuries. Most of the castle, including the keep, dates to Norman times. It was begun by Henry II in 1181 but incorporates additions from almost every succeeding century. There's a lot to see besides the castle rooms themselves, most notably the recently opened secret wartime tunnels. Dover Castle played a surprisingly dramatic role in World War II, and these well-thought-out interactive galleries tell the complete story. The tunnels themselves, originally built during the Napoleonic Wars, were used as a top-secret nerve center in the fight against Hitler.

Sight Information


Castle Rd., Dover, CT16 1HU, England

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Sight Details:

  • £17
  • Apr.–July and Sept., daily 10–6; Aug., daily 9:30–6; Oct.–early Nov., daily 10–5; mid-Nov.–Mar., weekends 10–4

Updated 05/27/2014


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