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Dover Castle Tours

Dover Castle
Built in 1066 by William the Conqueror above the striking White Cliffs of Dover, the 11th century Dover Castle is the largest castle in England. Climb the Great Tower, marvel at the oldest surviving Roman lighthouse in the country, and stop by Saint Mary in Castro church, then tour the castle’s hidden wartime tunnels. 

The Basics
Once known as the Gateway to England, Dover Castle was one of the country’s most strategically important fortresses and was in use as a military base through WWII. Visit to immerse yourself in the castle’s centuries-long history: Take a tour of the Great Tower, accompanied by either costumed performers or lifelike holograms; walk the battlements; see an underground hospital used in WWII; and visit the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment and Queen’s Regiment Museum.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Tours of the castle’s Secret Wartime Tunnels run several times an hour and typically last for 50 minutes.
  • You must take a guided tour to visit the Underground Hospital.
  • There’s an on-site restaurant, café, tearoom, and ice cream parlor, as well as two gift shops.
  • Steep slopes, cobblestones, and gravel paths may be difficult to navigate for wheelchair users.
  • Only the ground floor of the Great Tower is wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
Dover Castle sits near the Port of Dover, on the southeast coast of England, and is easily accessible by both private vehicle and public transit. The closest train station is Dover Priory, and the 15, 15X, 80, 80A, and 93 buses all stop close to Dover Castle. Visitors arriving by car should follow the A2 and A258 roads. There’s free on-site parking.

When to Get There
Dover Castle is generally open from late morning until early evening in warmer months (April–October) and on weekends in colder months (November–March). Opening hours vary throughout the year, so check the schedule prior to your visit. The on-site tearoom and ice cream parlor open seasonally, while the restaurant and café are open on the same days as the castle.

Medieval English Castles
Dover Castle is the largest castle in England, but it’s not the only one worth exploring. Stop by Warwick Castle—another fortress built on the orders of William the Conqueror—for an insight into the torturous tactics of medieval England, or pay a visit to the Tower of London for a look at the Crown Jewels and Beefeaters. 
Address: Dover, South East England, England
Admission: Varies
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Dover Shore Excursion:Cruise Terminal to London with Stopover at Dover Castle

Dover Shore Excursion:Cruise Terminal to London with Stopover at Dover Castle

Visit the home of Operation Dynamo Dover Castle,you will not be disappointed.  • Enjoy a Hassle Free pick up from cruise terminal and to your London Hotel • Family Friendly • Duration 6 Hours including travel time
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$623.04
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Dover Shore Excursion:Cruise Terminal to London Stopover at Dover & Leeds Castle

Dover Shore Excursion:Cruise Terminal to London Stopover at Dover & Leeds Castle

Visit the home of Operation Dynamo Dover Castle,you will not be disappointed.  Here you will Escape from dunkirk when visiting the World War 2 Tunnels,Hospital and learn how Sir Winston Churchill won the war Visit Leeds Castle the Loveliest Castle in the world • Enjoy a Hassle Free pick up from cruise terminal and to your London Hotel • Family Friendly • Duration 8 Hours including travel time
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$649.60
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City Escape from London to Le Touquet in a Private Plane

City Escape from London to Le Touquet in a Private Plane

Escape the hustle and bustle of London for the day! In just one hour, head over the English Channel, see the beautiful coasts of the UK and Northern France and land in Le Touquet by private plane! Your pilot is key to this adventure. They are sharing the flights' direct cost, not making a profit. They just love to fly and want you to understand their passion for aviation. So be sure to meet your pilot directly at the airfield provided, as there are several private airfields around. ++Confirm weather conditions with your pilot before++ -->Depart from London-->land at Le Touquet for a beach walk/lunch/swim--> Return to London in the afternoon, before it gets dark! Enjoy the view from a whole new perspective! The flight can depart between 9-11h, depending on the availability of the pilot, aircraft, and weather. Please let us know your flexible hours/days upon booking, and make sure that you've been in touch with us beforehand!
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$385.60
Price varies by group size
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$385.60
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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