For a great family day out in Kent, visit Dover Castle! Immerse yourself in our dramatic new visitor experience, Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk, open now to visitors.
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 now with a vivid recreation of the Dunkirk evacuation, complete with dramatic projections of swooping Spitfires and real film footage. Watch Heart FM's breakfast team James & Charlie as they experience Operation Dynamo.
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!
Sat 25 - Mon 27 May 2013 (bank holiday)
Dover castle's popular WWII weekend is back with a bang, so come along and witness an explosive WWII battle. Soak up the atmosphere as the castle returns to 1940's. Walk through military encampments and get up close to a full size replica spitfire.
Castle Comes Alive!
Every Weekend in June
Over the course of the weekend, visit the Great Tower and meet members of King Henry II's royal court. Immerse yourself in the pomp, pageantry and intrigue of medieval court life as you interact with a host of characters including the King himself!
Every Weekend in July
Prices and opening times
Castle Hill, Dover, Kent - CT16 1HU
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