Dover Castle

Dover Castle

Dover Castle is a medieval castle in Dover, Kent. It was founded back in the 11th century and it has been significant in the defence of England throughout history. It is known to be the biggest castle in England although there is some debate about this.

Inside the great tower at Dover Castle, you can immerse yourselves in a medieval palace like no other. The castle is also ‘brought to life’ on selected dates throughout the year. The castle even has an underground hospital that has been set out as authentically as possible, there are even authentic sounds and smells. In the tunnels, you can also see, hear and feel the danger of the Dunkirk evacuation that was once masterminded within the tunnels. There are special effects, projections and real film footage.

At the castle, you can discover the oldest surviving lighthouse in the country the Roman Pharos. It was once used to aid navigation by Romans across the English Channel from France. There is also a small museum, battlements walk, medieval tunnels and more to explore.


Further Information Dover Castle

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Large castle high on a hill in Dover with lots of tunnels to explore including a realistic hospital, battlement walk, museum and great tower. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

Free for members of English Heritage or mid-range. An adult peak ticket without donation costs £26.30, children 5-17 £16.30 and under 5 are free. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online.

Is there parking?

There is free on-site parking.

When are they open?

Dover Castle is open for most of the year. For up-to-date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs on leads are welcome within the castle grounds. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the site.

Are they accessible?

Information on accessibility

Dover Castle
Dover Castle
Dover Castle
All Ages
Indoor Outdoor
Great Outdoors, Historical
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