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.

    Book Tickets

    Booking FAQs

  • How are you keeping us safe?

    Our staff are still working hard to keep everyone safe. We’re continuing with enhanced cleaning, using screens and wearing face coverings, and you’ll find hand sanitiser stations on site. You are now legally required to wear a face coverings in all our indoor public places, including our visitor centres, shops and in our cafes except when you are eating or drinking (unless exempt).

    You can also help us keep you and other visitors safe by not visiting if you have symptoms, tested positive, 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

  • Do I need to wear a face covering?

    Face coverings are now legally required in all our indoor public places, including our visitor centres, shops and in our cafes except when you are eating or drinking (unless exempt).

  • Do I need a Covid Pass?

    No, you don’t need a COVID Pass to visit. Please don’t visit if you have symptoms of Covid-19, have tested positive or if you’ve been asked to self-isolate. We’ll always follow the latest government guidance, and if anything changes we’ll update this page to let you know.

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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