Dover Castle

  • Operation Dynamo
Dover Castle | Discover the Key to England The Great Tower | A medieval experience like no other Operation Dynamo | Rescue from Dunkirk

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 space for youngsters to run around - an action-packed, great value family day out awaits!

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Events At Dover Castle

  • The Art of Stained Glass - Beginners Workshop

    Members' Event

    Wed 4 Mar

    Join Stained Glass artist Maggie Meadows and try your hand at making your own piece of stained glass.

  • Children's Festival

    Fri 03 - Mon 06 Apr 2015

    Travel on a journey back in time with Peterkin the Jester, where Roman gladiators seek new recruits and medieval knights and princesses roam.

  • George & the Dragon

    Sat 25 & Sun 26 Apr 2015

    Re-live the story of St George and the Dragon at Dover Castle. Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of a medieval village and witness St George bravely battle the dastardly dragon.

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


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