Dover Castle

Our Palace Gate drawbridge will be undergoing essential structural repairs on the 28th and 29th January. On these days the only access to the Great Tower and inner bailey area will be via a wooden staircase at the North end of the site. If you require any further details please contact the site team on 01304 211067.

Guidebook: Dover Castle

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 Dover Castle Timeline

800 BC - AD 43Iron Age Hillfort

Massive earth ramparts and ditches are constructed, which will provide the foundation for the medieval castle's curtain walls. Regular cross-Channel trading takes place.

115-40A Roman Lighthouse

The Romans build a lighthouse here to guide ships into the harbour, the base of the fleet patrolling the Channel.

The Roman pharos and church of St Mary in Castro (St Mary in the Castle)

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