Dover Castle Access

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Handrails
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Wheelchair Loan
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Mobility Scooter Loan
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Site Folders
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowls are provided outside the Naafi Restaurant, the Visitor Admission Building, the Tunnels shop, and the Great Tower Café
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access is available within the grounds; Arthur's Hall; Stone Hut; Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and Queen’s Regiment Museum; WWI Gun Emplacement. Great Tower has access to ground floor only. Access to church is by arrangement only. Note that Pharos has access over gravel path.
Entrance / Set Down
A range of set down points are available around the site.
Disabled Parking
Blue Badge Holders' car park (near to Great Tower) pay at Canon's Gate pay box. Land train connection to other parts of the site. On event days, you will be directed to park at other locations on site, no parking near Great Tower.
OnSite Transport
Yes, land train available. The land train (with wheelchair lift) stops outside the upper car park, Blue Badge Holders car park, Medieval Tunnels and the NAAFI Restaurant.
Stairs
Great Tower: upper floors up steep flights of narrow steps.
Lift Access
Only in the Secret Tunnels. There is no lift access in the Medieval part of the castle.
Seating And Restpoints
There are several benches and places to rest dotted around the site.
Pathways Surface And Gradients
Extensive grounds mainly accessible on tarmac paths, however, there are some very steep slopes. Gravel, tarmac and cobble some steep and sloped.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible Toilets
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Handrails
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Braille Guides
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Braille Signage
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Torches
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Sensory Experiences
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowls are provided outside the Naafi Restaurant, the Visitor Admission Building, the Tunnels shop, and the Great Tower Café
Handling Objects
Objects in Great Tower can be handled.
Audio Tours
No
Site Tours
There are several guided tours available to the Underground Hospital and Operation Dynamo. Please consult staff on arrival about suitability, especially at peak times, as numbers limited. Virtual tour of Great Tower in Arthur's Hall.
Tactile Models
Tactile model of Great Tower located in Arthur's Hall.
Areas Of Low Lighting
Some darkened areas in the Great Tower, and also in the tunnels.
Large Print
No
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Vibrating Fire Alarms
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Tour Transcripts
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Film Subtitles
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BSL Tours
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Audio Installation Transcripts
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog bowls are provided outside the Naafi Restaurant, the Visitor Admission Building, the Tunnels shop, and the Great Tower Café
Induction Loops
Available within the Admissions Building.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Sensory Experiences
No
Handling Objects
Objects in Great Tower can be handled.
Basic Language Audio Tours
No
Easy Read Material
No
Large Print Material
No
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
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Bottle / Food Warming
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High Chairs
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Special Diets
A range of gluten and dairy free foods are available.
Health And Safety
Deep Water
No
Trip Hazard
Some historic surfaces are uneven, stone staircases may not always have steps of even height.
Sheer Drop
Sheer drops can all be safely avoided by keeping in public areas and not crossing railings or barriers.
Slip Hazard
Grassed banks slippery when wet. Care should be taken in wet weather on any steep pathways around the site.
Steep Slope
Yes - the site has some steep slopes and undulating grass elsewhere across the site. Secret Wartime Tunnels: very steep slope (partial handrail) at beginning and to exit tour. Steep slope with handrail into Medieval Tunnels.
Steep Stairs
Great Tower: upper floors up steep spiral flights of steps. Access to WWI Fire Command Post up steep steps. Steep stairs on exit from Underground Hospital, but with option to use alternative lift.
Beware Of Traffic
Yes - land train.
Uneven Ground
Yes

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