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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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  • I have been to Dover Castle many times over the years but jot since 2018 and this was my first time back since I myself started working in the tourism industry. I can honestly say that we had a... 
    I have been to Dover Castle many times over the years but jot since 2018 and this was my first time back since I myself started working in the tourism industry. I can honestly say that we had a...  more »
  • A great day out a must for anyone who loves History or the great atmosphere of the place as you absorbe the castle and its History 
    A great day out a must for anyone who loves History or the great atmosphere of the place as you absorbe the castle and its History  more »
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  • 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.
  • Dover Castle was a joy to visit. Along with the fact it is a castle _ and what's not to like about castles? _ the interactive shenanigans made it thoroughly enjoyable. The kids, 5 and 8, really enjoyed the day too! There's a lot of walking up and down pretty steep hills so be prepared for that. In the historical sense, Dover Castle has something for everyone and is well worth a visit. We will go again.

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