Dover Castle

  • Operation Dynamo
  • Secrets and Spies
Dover Castle | Discover the Key to England The Great Tower | A medieval experience like no other Operation Dynamo | Rescue from Dunkirk Secrets and Spies | Half term, 14 - 2 2 Feb

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

  • Great Tower Sleepover

    Sat 07 Feb 2015

    Live and dine like royalty for the night in King Henry II's Great Tower. Enjoy private tours of the castle, before bedding down for the night. Welcome drinks, two-course dinner and cooked breakfast included. Adults only.

  • Secrets and Spies

    Sat 14 - Sun 22 Feb 2015

    Sharpen your detective skills with hands-on spy training 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.

Prices and opening times


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


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