Dover Castle

  • Operation Dynamo
  • The Great Tower of Christmas 2014
Dover Castle | Discover the Key to England Operation Dynamo | Rescue from Dunkirk The Great Tower | A medieval experience like no other The Great Tower at Christmas | Weekends 6 - 28 Dec

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!

Don't Miss

Events At Dover Castle

  • Great Tower at Christmas

    Sat 27 & Sun 28 Dec 2014

    Join the court of King Henry for a weekend of medieval festive celebrations at Dover Castle.

  • Hellfire Corner - Voices of Veterans

    Members' Event

    Thu 8 Jan

    Come and hear heartfelt and often chilling stories in the very rooms in which they took place, as told by our expert Curators.

  • Dover's Cold War Tunnels

    Members' Event

    Thu 15 Jan

    Meet Cold War expert Mark Bennett, Senior Curator Rowena Williard-Wright and other experts who will set the scene describing Britain's first reaction to the new nuclear threat after WWII.

Prices and opening times


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


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