Plan Your Visit

Plan your Visit

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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    Booking FAQs

  • Are parts of the site closed?

    The Secret Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle are currently partially closed. We are running a limited number of Dynamo tours at a significantly reduced visitor capacity due to the unique confined nature of the tunnels (excluding Sat 31 July and Sun 1 Aug). Our underground hospital on Annexe level will remain closed. A limited number of Dynamo 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

Please note, we are presently unable to take bookings for mobility scooters by telephone. If you wish to book one of the several mobility scooters we have available on site, please contact us by email using Dover.Castle@English-Heritage.org.uk

Facilities

Find out what Facilities are available for your day out.

Find out everything you need to know about parking, food and drinks facilities and shopping at Dover Castle, as well as details of picnic areas, children's playgrounds and current exhibitions.

Access

Look up Access information for your visit. We have detailed information about what to expect if you have particular needs regarding:

  • Mobility/Older Visitors
  • Blind/Visually Impaired
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Culinary/Dietary
  • Health and Safety
Frothy coffee in English Heritage's tearoom

Food and Drink

Find out what food and drink we offer at Dover Castle.

We have several eateries tucked within the castle walls offering a wide variety of refreshments to satisfy your appetite.

From snacks and sandwiches to hearty hot food, with an emphasis on home cooking and local ingredients.

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