Dover Castle

  • Operation Dynamo
Dover Castle | Discover the Key to England Operation Dynamo | Rescue from Dunkirk The Great Tower | A medieval experience like no other Journey back in time | Childrens Festival, 18-21 April

For a great family day out in Kent, visit Dover Castle!

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 including the vivid recreation of the Dunkirk evacuation in Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk, complete with dramatic projections of swooping Spitfires and real film footage.

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!

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Events At Dover Castle

  • Children's Festival

    Good Friday Fri 18 - Easter Monday Mon 21 Apr 2014

    Join Peterkin the Jester on a journey back in time, where Roman gladiators seek new recruits and medieval knights and princesses roam. Meet Victorian toymakers, tackle the WWII assault course, and then get hands on with knights training.

  • George and the Dragon

    Sat 26 & Sun 27 Apr 2014

    Relive the story of George and the Dragon at Dover Castle. Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of a medieval village, witness the skill at arms horse show, and watch St George bravely battle with the dastardly dragon.

  • WWII Weekend

    Sat 24 - Spring Bank Holiday Mon 26 May 2014

    Dover Castle’s popular WWII Weekend is back with a bang! Witness an explosive battle, military encampments, displays, live music and a full size Spitfire.

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