Dover Castle | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Dover Castle

  • Dover
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all pay-for-entry English Heritage sites will be closed to the public from the end of Wednesday 18th March until 1st May. Some sites may re-open early. Free-to-enter sites will remain open to visitors. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

Roam through centuries of history at Dover Castle, the gateway to the realm for over nine centuries.

Climb the Great Tower to experience the ultimate medieval palace, bursting with vibrant colours and flash furnishings fit for royalty, or navigate your way through the winding medieval tunnels burrowing beneath the castle. The adventure continues on the other side of the castle walls too, with more than 80 acres of open courtyards, hills and mounds to command and conquer. For grown-ups and bigger kids, don’t miss the immersive battle of Dunkirk in Operation Dynamo or the sights and smells of the Underground Hospital.

  • Climb the Great Tower
  • Sit in a royal throne
  • Explore Dover’s famous White Cliffs
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Opening hours

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General Admission
Adults from £20.00
Kids (5-17) from £12.00
Concessions from £18.00
Family (2 adults, 3 kids) from £50.00

Travel & Contact Information


, Dover, Kent, CT16 1HU, England

Phone number

01304 211067



Click here to visit Dover Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Dover Castle is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Dover Castle have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dover Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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