For a great family day out in Kent, visit Dover Castle! Immerse yourself in our dramatic new visitor experience, Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk, open now to visitors.
Spectacularly situated above the White Cliffs of Dover this magnificent castle has guarded our shores from invasion for 20 centuries - now you can enjoy a great family day out with a visit to the 'Key to England'.
Explore the darkly atmospheric Secret Wartime Tunnels now with a vivid recreation of the Dunkirk evacuation, complete with dramatic projections of swooping Spitfires and real film footage. Watch Heart FM's breakfast team James & Charlie as they experience Operation Dynamo.
Enjoy a colourful contrast with the richly-furnished Great Tower, where costumed actors introduce medieval life at King Henry II's court.
With exciting exhibitions, winding tunnels to explore, ghosts to hunt out - and of course restaurants, shops and the space for youngsters to run around - an action-packed, great value day out awaits!
Free Guided Tour for Members - Dover Castle
Wed 11 Dec
Exclusive Staff-led tours for English Heritage Members.
Great Tower Sleepover
Sat 14 Dec 2013
Live like royalty as you bed down for the night in King Henry II's medieval Great Tower, dating back to the 1180s. Enjoy a hearty supper before exploring the cavernous keep. Adults only.
The Great Tower at Christmas
Sat 14 & Sun 15 Dec 2013
Join us for a weekend of festive celebrations at Dover Castle. Enjoy music, dance and storytelling around the roaring open fire.
Prices and opening times
Castle Hill, Dover, Kent - CT16 1HU
For just £48 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.