English Heritage: Dover Castle

English Heritage: Dover Castle
Castle Hill, Dover, Kent, CT16 1HU
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England's largest castle was founded in the 11th century and is known as the 'Key to England' due to its defensive importance throughout history.

It stands in 100 acres of ground with history dating back to the Iron Age. Visitors can explore the anti-aircraft room and telecommunications station where Winston Churchill oversaw operations during WWII.

In recent times, English Heritage have spent £2.45 million recreating the castle's interior.

There is free on-site parking, local bus routes and access from Dover Priory, one mile away.

Events at this venue

There are 2 events at this location

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Halloween Half Term

Myths, legends and monsters of English folklore await you at Dover Castle this half term. Be greeted by the ghoulish guide who will tell tales of ghostly goings on at Dover Castle. Try your hand at becoming a monster hunter with our range of hands on training activities, and meet the comedy castle rat who will entertain…

Sat 22 Oct

Free with admission / 01304 211067

Sun 23 Oct

Free with admission / 01304 211067

Mon 24 Oct

Free with admission / 01304 211067

…and 6 more dates until 30 Oct

Knights' Tournament

Go back in time and get closer to the action as rival knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill at the Dover Castle Knights’ Tournament. Swords will clash and the winner will be decided in the Grand Melee finale. Immerse yourself in medieval life in the encampment, where you can meet people from the…

Sat 27 Aug

£27.90 admission extra (£25.10; Children £16.70) / 01304 211067

Sun 28 Aug

£27.90 admission extra (£25.10; Children £16.70) / 01304 211067

Mon 29 Aug

£27.90 admission extra (£25.10; Children £16.70) / 01304 211067