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Review of Dover Castle

Dover Castle
Ranked #3 of 63 things to do in Dover
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The most iconic of all English fortresses commanding the gateway to the realm for nine centuries. Climb the Great Tower, meet the characters and immerse yourself in vivid medieval interiors. Then delve deep within Dover's White Cliffs to witness the drama in the Secret Wartime Tunnels. Roam through centuries of history at Dover Castle, from the Romans to the 20th century, in an action-packed day out.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 29 June 2018

I wanted to find out a lot more about who, how and where the WW2 ltunnels were used and we were treated to a series of video clips about the outbreak of war and operation Dynamo, all of which are available elsewhere. We were shunted from room to room for this...why? The castle is large and impressive and you have free range over much of it, not so the WW2 tunnels understandably. Sandwiches in cafe rather curly. Come English Heritage you normally do this sort of thing so much better.

Thank C2654AHjim
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"english heritage"
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"naafi restaurant"
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"secret tunnels"
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"henry ii"
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"dunkirk evacuation"
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"during wwii"
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"land train"
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"ticket office"
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"white cliffs"
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Fabulous place for everyone. Well catered for if you are a family or elderly. Plenty of seating dotted around although there are certain places that have steep banks and quite a few steps. Definitely need a whole day to go around it all. Well worth a visit.

Thank Shirley L
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The mixture of experiences found here is hard to believe from the keep dating back to Henry II, to the second world war bunkers.
Make sure you use the courtesy mini bus (replacing the road train) to get about unless you are very fit.

Thank Christopher C
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We did not have long in Dover and it was already after we had lunch/dinner at Blakes, but we were talked into going to the Castle by our friends, bulked at the entry price but after all we were on holidays...why not. So much to see and gave a really good insight to the eay things were way way back, from the church to the sleeping arrangements through the Armoury to the fabulous views of Dover and the sea, could have spent a whole day there, great place and well worth seeing.

Thank 674michael155
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We visited the castle with friends from Hastings and what a great castle. We are used to fabulous castles in Wales , so was very impressed. It covers a vast area and there is lots to see at every area. We took in the Dunkirk experience in the underground tunnels and enjoyed a lot. There is the underground hospital to see and beautiful grounds and sights. We climbed the tower which is quite high , but you go up the steps a level and there is a room to go in with beautiful furnishing to sit if you want before tackling the next set of steps. Each level has a room off it with different interesting things to see.
The view from the top is well worth it, across Dover and the port.
We had tea in the cafe as you come out of the Dunkirk’ experience, which for me wasn’t the best. I don’t like paper cups , and there wasn’t a great variety of snacks although our friends loved the sausage rolls. There are other cafes and a restaurant which maybe would have suited me better , but that’s just my view . All in all a really lovely day out

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