Visit Dover Castle

With the start of the summer holidays the roads may be slightly busier than usual. If you’re planning on traveling via M20/A20, we can recommend the following alternative routes to the castle: The M2/A2 corridor, The A299 towards Ramsgate and then following the A256 to Dover. For those who need to use the M20/A20 we recommend coming off at Alkham Valley and using Alkham Valley Road or coming off at Capel and use old Folkestone Road B2011. Don’t forget you can also reach us by train.

Prices and Opening times for Dover Castle


You can book online until 8.45am on the day of your visit. You can still buy a ticket when you arrive, but you won’t get the discount. 

Tickets are valid all day, so you can arrive at any time and stay for as long as you like within our opening hours.

Tickets are free for members. You can still book online if you’d like – just remember to bring your English Heritage membership card.

You can join as a member online or during your visit. 

We can’t wait to see you at Dover Castle soon.

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Visit Dover Castle

Castle Hill, Dover, Kent, CT16 1HU