Dover Castle

The Secret Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle are currently partially closed. We are running a limited number of tours at a significantly reduced visitor capacity due to the unique confined nature of the tunnels. Our underground hospital on Annexe level will remain closed. A limited number of tour tickets are available to buy each day at site. Admission prices to the castle have been reduced to reflect this change.

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Open Daily 10am - 6pm

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Address
Castle Hill, Dover, Kent, CT16 1HU

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

    If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free

    Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

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  • Are parts of the site closed?

    The Secret Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle are currently partially closed. We are running a limited number of tours at a significantly reduced visitor capacity due to the unique confined nature of the tunnels. Our underground hospital on Annexe level will remain closed. A limited number of tour tickets are available to buy each day at site. Admission prices to the castle have been reduced to reflect this change.

  • How are you keeping us safe?

    Our staff are still working hard to keep everyone safe. We’re continuing with enhanced cleaning and you’ll find hand sanitiser stations on site. Our staff are continuing to wear a face covering in our busy areas and indoor spaces, and we encourage you to do the same. You can also help us keep you and other visitors safe by not visiting if you have symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.

    You can visit our reopening page for information on general safety measures we've taken to help keep you safe.

    General Safety Information

Weekends at Dover Castle

Every day in August, and on weekends until 25 September, meet members of Henry II’s court with live historical interpretation. Enter the recreated historic interior of the medieval Great Tower and discover a world of courtly intrigue as our interpreters bring the castle's medieval stories to life. 

Please note that live interpretation is replaced by other exciting activities on event weekends.

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Summer Explorer Quest

This summer from 24 July, set off on a fun family adventure at Dover Castle. We need your help to uncover the castle's history – as our on-site reporter, can you explore the trail, find the missing stories and crack the secret code? Standard admission applies.

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What's On

Guidebook: Dover Castle

Price: £5.50

 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.

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