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Group Visits to Dover Castle

We have opened availability to our Travel Trade partners for visits to Dover Castle. Pre-booking is essential for all visits.

Booking Information

We provide great value with a 15% discount for groups of 11 or more visitors paying together. We also offer free entry for coach drivers and tour leaders. Contact our Bookings Team to make a booking: Bookings@english-heritage.org.uk.

To enable the Bookings Team to deal with your request promptly please ensure you have the following information to hand:

  • Date of visit
  • Time of visit
  • Number of visitors
  • Your tour reference or booking reference (if available)
  • Method of transport
  • Method of payment
  • Any other information relevant to your booking request

Average length of visit - 4 hours

If you're a group organiser or part of the travel trade, visit Group Travel Support for more information about organising group visits to our properties. You'll also find our top property picks for groups and inspirational itineraries to help you plan your next trip.

Test and trace

English Heritage is legally required to request and record the contact details of customers and visitors aged 16 years and over. If you are able to confirm you have your own contact collection system for every individual (including staff) aged 16 years and over ahead of your arrival your group will be able to bypass the check-in step on arrival outlined here. Otherwise any members of a group aged 16 years and over will be required to check in via the NHS Test and Trace app, using the NHS QR code posters displayed at the site entrance. Please factor this into your travel/arrival time.

Any group members who do not have the NHS Test and Trace app must be recorded by you as an attendee on your visit. These records (date, time of arrival, name, contact number or email or address if they don’t have a number) must be stored by you for 21 days, and must be made available to NHS Test and Trace if requested. We may ask you to verify that you have such a system in place, e.g. we may request your company policy or risk assessment.

By confirming your booking you are acknowledging that your group will either use the NHS QR code posters on arrival, or will use your own contact collection system

For more information about how we are handling your personal data for NHS Test and Trace please visit this page.

Coach Parking

Coaches and minibuses must park in off site council car park.

Guided tours

Please note we are not currently operating guided tours at any of our properties due to social distancing measures. We hope to have an update soon on when we can start our guided tours again.

Underground Hospital Tour
Let an expert English Heritage guide take you deep into the White Cliffs to explore the Underground Hospital in the Secret Wartime Tunnels. Relive those remarkable days and follow an injured pilot as doctors fight for his life. You will be able to hear and smell the fearsome action through stunning audio-visual effects!

Duration: 20 minutes

Price: Included in normal admission price.

Minimum – maximum pax: 11 - 30

Advance booking required: No

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