Dover Castle

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Commemorate #Dunkirk1940

In May 1940, the rescue of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk was coordinated from the tunnels beneath Dover Castle. From 19 May - 4 June 2020, we'll be bringing the drama of this rescue, codenamed Operation Dynamo, to life through digital storytelling across our social media channels. You’ll be transported into the wartime tunnels of Dover Castle to experience the rescue effort through stories inspired by eyewitness accounts.

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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.

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