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Dover Castle, Dover

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Perched on the edge of the equally renowned Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle awes with its sheer size, imposing architecture, and historical significance. This 12th-century construction is the largest castle in England and towers over the modern town of Dover as well as the site of what is believed to be a former Saxon town. A network of tunnels, thought to have been constructed during the Napoleonic Wars, exists under the castle. A visit to Dover Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dover tour itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Dover castle was amazing the cadtle wax good and actors emersify the experience everything was good the veiws the gardens the atmosphere was amazing ala in all my favourite bit was the tunnels... 
    Dover castle was amazing the cadtle wax good and actors emersify the experience everything was good the veiws the gardens the atmosphere was amazing ala in all my favourite bit was the tunnels...  more »
  • Great day at Dover Castle in Dover, Kent. Atop the clifftops overlooking the harbour this formidable fortress also has tunnels running deep inside the cliffs. It is worth a days visit, stay at either....  more
    Great day at Dover Castle in Dover, Kent. Atop the clifftops overlooking the harbour this formidable fortress also has tunnels running deep inside the cliffs. It is worth a days visit, stay at either....  more »
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  • As a member of English Heritage, entrance here was free. There is ample car parking space as well. Staff here were all really lovely and kind, also very knowledgeable. My four kids, aged between 6 and 12, had a really good time, so much to see including a wonderful tour of the underground tunnel system. Lots of amazing history, great views and the main tower was very well kept. If you are a member of English Heritage, I would definitely recommend this place. My youngest was also studying about castle life at school and it really helped him understand castle life and he enjoyed telling his class about his trip. Big thumbs up to all the staff for being so helpful and kind.
  • This is simple one of the best Castle I've visited, vastly huge and impressive a full day is required. The war tunnels are a must the Dunkirk exhibition is truly emotional. The views from the top of the tower are spectacular. Car parking on site, has a couple of cafes / shops. The role this castle has played in our history is amazing

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