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 family day out awaits!
Castle Comes Alive - Campaign!
Mon 28 Jul - Fri 15 Aug 2014
Are you ready to join Henry II’s army and fight for the King? Equip yourself with bow, sword or spear and practice battlefield manoeuvres. Perform well and you may be rewarded by the greatest king in Christendom!
Clash of Knights
Sat 16 & Sun 17 Aug 2014
Chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled, four teams of highly-skilled knights meet head-on with shield and club. Tensions will rise, alliances will be made and broken but only one team will triumph. Let battle commence!
Mon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014
Prices and opening times
Castle Hill, Dover, Kent - CT16 1HU
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