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1. Dover Castle and Secret Wartime Tunnels

Top 10 ten places to visit in South East England - Dover and Kent Coast

Dover Castle and Secret Wartime Tunnels

If you are looking for a family day out, Dover Castle should keep everyone happy!

Discover a labyrinth of secret wartime tunnels built deep in the White Cliffs of Dover, while sights, sounds and pathe news clips bring the drama of WWII alive. Walk through the rooms where Sir Admiral Ramsay planned the “miracle of Dunkirk” and tour the underground hospital as you follow the story of a wounded wartime pilot. Learn about techniques used to detect enemy ships, and try your hand at morse code at the Admiralty Lookout.

Above ground, check out one of Europe’s best-preserved Roman lighthouses, visit the Siege Experience of 1216 to find out what it may have been like to be a medieval soldier, and explore the towering keep with its spectacular views across the channel and its recreation of King Henry VIII’s private rooms.

With so much to see and do for the whole family and great events throughout the summer it is not surprising that it is one of Kent’s most popular visitor attractions.

Dover Castle Address:
Dover Castle
CT16 1HU
England, UK
Dover Castle Opening Times:
1st April to 31st July, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm 7 days a week
1st to 31st August, 9.30 am to 6.00 pm 7 days a week
1st to 30th September, 10.00 am to 6.00pm 7 days a week
1st to 31st October, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm 7 days a week
1st November to 31st January, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
1st February to 31st March, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, 7 days a week
Closed 24th/25th December and 1st January
Includes Secret Wartime Tunnels tour. Additional charges formembers and non-members may apply on event days. The keep closes at 5.00 pm on Sat if a hospitality event is booked. Last admission ½hr before closing time. Secret Wartime Tunnel tour has a timed ticket system in operation; last tour 1 hour before closing.
Dover Castle Admission:
Adult: £13.90
Children: £7.00
Concession: £11.80
English Heritage Members: Free
Family Ticket: £34.80

The last tour of the tunnels starts 1 hour before the site closes

T  +44 (0)1304 211067
   Local Tourist Information: Dover +44 (0)1304 205108

W  Dover Castle and Wartime Tunnels Website

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