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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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  • We decided to do this tour even though the tower was out of bounds due to a film crew being present . The castle didn’t disappoint plenty to see , guides very helpful and full of information . The... 
    We decided to do this tour even though the tower was out of bounds due to a film crew being present . The castle didn’t disappoint plenty to see , guides very helpful and full of information . The...  more »
  • Arrived around 10:30. Parked up and went to the ticket office, Then walked down to the into the main tunnel tour for 11. This tour leaves on the hour and last for around an hour. Very good and... 
    Arrived around 10:30. Parked up and went to the ticket office, Then walked down to the into the main tunnel tour for 11. This tour leaves on the hour and last for around an hour. Very good and...  more »
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  • This complex of sites is well designed and put together. Though the entry ticket is higher, please get the overseas-visitor pass! The tunnel tours included themed and dramatized audio-visual interactions that bring the history to life. Traditional English eats at the cafe were yummy. Plan minimum 2 hours to see a good portion of what’s on offer here. The great tower is a great tour that lets you see what it would have been like almost 1000 years ago.
  • One of a kind!! Hands down the best massive castle I've visited. The visitor room (to learn history) holds a wealth of information. Live plays near the central tower was splendid. Go for it, you'll never regret. Spent more time than planned over here. Plenty of parking available in nearby areas.

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