Dover Castle

Kent, England

City/Town/Village: Dover
District: Dover
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1282, 1.32281

Owner

English Heritage

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Enjoy great family days out in the South East with a visit to Dover Castle! Spectacularly situated above the White Cliffs on the Kent coastline this magnificent castle boasts a fascinating history. Step inside the Great Tower at Dover Castle and immerse yourself in the medieval world of King Henry ll, authentically re-created showing how it may have appeared when newly built during the 1180s. Meet the colourful characters from the royal court every weekend in June. To find out more about the Great Tower, click the link on the left. Re-live the turbulent war years as you tour the Secret Wartime Tunnels situated deep beneath the cliffs and imagine what it was like to be stationed here during the worst days of WWll. Also take time to explore the atmospheric Medieval Tunnels, see one of Europe's best-preserved Roman lighthouses and walk the extensive battlements.
Admission
Adults: £13.90 from 1 Apr 2010
Children: £7.00 from 1 Apr 2010
Concessions: £11.80 from 1 Apr 2010
EH Member Cost: Free

Information from English Heritage website

Dover Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:


1050 DOVER CASTLE
TR 3241 1/47
TR 34 SW 7/47
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Norman keep C.1155 of rags tone ashlar blooks picked out flints with Caen stone dressings. Around the keep are ranges of C18 houses of 2 to 3 storeys ashlar a with flint galleting. Round headed windows. Surrounding these ranges are 2 conc8Dtric rings of walls and towers dating from Mediaeval times. Beneath the castle are a whole series of subterranean passages dating from the C13 and improved for defence during the Napoleonic period. Ancient Monument.


Listing NGR: TR3249141696

Information from British Listed Buildings


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