Dover Castle


Dover Castle

Dover Castle
Castle Hill Road
CT16 1HU


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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People sit along the cliffs edge overlooking the sea on the white cliffs of dover.

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.

Prices and opening times

Child ticket £12.70 to £16.30 per ticket
Family (Two adults and up to three children) £54.50 to £68.90 per ticket
Concession ticket £18.10 to £23.60 per ticket
Adult ticket £20.90 to £26.30 per ticket

Opening Times

1 April to 30 June - 10am - 5pm

1 July to 31 August - 10am - 6pm

1 September to 29 October - 10am - 5pm

30 October to 5 November - 10am - 4pm

6 November to 23 December (Saturdays and Sundays only) - 10am - 4pm

26 December to 1 January - 10am - 4pm

2nd January to 9th February Sat-Sun - 10:00am - 4:00pm

10th February to 18th February - 10:00am - 4:00pm

19th February to 28th March Wed-Sun - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Last admission is two hours before closing.