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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 Decide who survives | Roman Festival, 26 - 27 July
 
 

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!

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Events At Dover Castle

  • Castle Comes Alive - Campaign!

    Sat 19 - Fri 25 Jul 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!

  • Roman Festival

    Sat 26 & Sun 27 Jul 2014

    Witness the might of the Roman Empire as it invades Dover Castle. Be thrilled by the skill of the cavalry with their nimble and noble steeds and help decide who lives or dies in the brutal world of the Gladiators.

  • 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!

Prices and opening times

directions

Castle Hill, Dover, Kent - CT16 1HU (Directions)

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