St John's Commandery

The interior of St John's Commandery is currently closed to visitors as we are unable to open it within social distancing guidelines at present. When we can reopen, we will update this page as soon as we have more details.

Free Entry

Address:

Swingfield, Dover, Kent, CT15 7HG

Before You Go

The flint-walled 13th century chapel and hall of a 'Commandery' of Knights Hospitallers, later converted into a farmhouse. It has a remarkable medieval crown post roof and 16th century ceilings with moulded beams.

Read more about the history of St John's Commandery.

Before You Go

Opening Times: The chapel can be viewed externally during any reasonable daylight hours. Internal viewing is not possible currently.

Access: The car park has a gravel surface and there is some grass to cross to the chapel door. There are two to three steps into the chapel, and steep steps to its first floor.

Parking: Please park in the driveway of the site.

Dogs: Assistance dogs only.

Plan a Great Day Out

Pack up a picnic and head down to the coast to Dover Castle. Explore centuries of history from the Romans to the Cold War. After meeting Henry II in the Great Tower and experiencing the sights and sounds of Operation Dynamo in the Wartime Tunnels, relax in one of the cafés and browse the well-stocked gift shop.

Dover is also home to the Napoleonic fortifications at Western Heights and to the foundations of Knights Templar Church

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