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 18 - Fri 22 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!
Sat 23 - Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 Aug 2014
Experience the atmosphere and drama as the medieval castle comes under attack. Witness the opposing forces prepare for battle as you step into the living history encampments, then see their attack launched against the mighty castle.
Tue 26 - Sun 31 Aug 2014
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Castle Hill, Dover, Kent - CT16 1HU
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