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

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


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