Dover Castle

Dover Castle on a sunny day
Dover Castle. Image courtesy of Ian Murphy via Unsplash
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Learn more about the rich history of medieval Dover Castle and explore the wartime tunnels, labyrinths, and Great Tower at your own pace.


Spend a day exploring Dover Castle, a medieval royal palace, magnificent fortress, and a defender of the realm for over nine centuries.

Learn about the fascinating history of the castle that rises above the famous White Cliffs of Dover, and discover what it was like to be a soldier in medieval times on this self-guided tour.

What is there to see at Dover Castle?

Explore the Great Tower and immerse yourself in a vibrant recreation of a medieval royal palace. Try out Morse code in the Admiralty Lookout, uncover a labyrinth of secret wartime tunnels deep underground, walk through the rooms that were used to plan the “miracle of Dunkirk” and see one of Europe's best-preserved Roman lighthouses.

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How long does it take to walk around Dover Castle? 

You can expect to spend around three to four hours exploring, which allows you to visit all the main sights on this self-guided tour.

Where is Dover Castle?

Dover Castle is located near the White Cliffs of Dover a short ride from Dover town centre.

How to get to Dover Castle? 

By train: Train services operate from London St Pancras International to Dover Priory and take around one hour and 15 minutes.

By bus: Dover Priory is a four-minute bus journey from Dover Castle.

By coach: Alternatively, a coach operates from London Victoria Coach Station to Dover town centre, taking around three hours.

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Prices and opening times

Child ticket From £13.00 per ticket
Family (Two adults and up to three children) From £56.60 per ticket
Concession ticket From £19.60 per ticket
Adult ticket From £21.80 per ticket

Opening Times

Daily opening hours from July to August are 10am to 6pm. Last admission is two hours before closing.

Opening Hours from 31 October until 31 March are Sat to Sun from 10am to 4pm. Last admission is two hours before closing.

Venue Details & Map

Dover Castle

Dover Castle
Castle Hill Road
CT16 1HU

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