Dover Castle Tours

An imposing fortress looming above the famous White Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle is not only one of England’s largest and oldest medieval castles, but one of its most strategically important, standing guard over the narrowest point of the English Channel and the first line of defense against mainland Europe.

Although built by William the Conqueror in 1066, Dover Castle actually has a much longer legacy, preceded by an Anglo-Saxon fort and a Roman lighthouse, and seeing battle several times throughout its reign.  Visitors can climb the 12th-century Great Tower, walk the battlements, view the ruins of the ancient Roman lighthouse, and even explore the warren of secret wartime tunnels that burrow beneath the castle. There’s also the Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment Museum and a series of exhibitions, where you’ll discover life in the royal court of King Henry II, learn about how the castle was used as a hospital during WWII and relive the horrors of the Siege of 1216.

Practical Info

Dover Castle is located by the port of Dover on the southeast coast of England and is open daily, from April-Oct and weekends only from Nov-March. Opening times vary throughout the year and adult admission at the time of writing is £18.
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Address: Dover, South East England, England
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Hours: Daily Apr-Oct, Weekends Nov-Mar, 9:30AM-6PM
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Admission: £18
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Day-Trip to Canterbury and Dover from London

Journey to England’s south-eastern coast on this full-day small-group tour of Dover and Canterbury from London, including round-trip private transfers. Drive through the scenic Kent countryside to the historic port of Dover, overlooked by the dramatic White Cliffs of Dover and tour the medieval Dover Castle. After lunch, head to Canterbury to visit the UNESCO-listed Canterbury Cathedral, the seat of the Church of England, then use your free time to explore attractions like St Martin’s Church, St Augustine’s Abbey or The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Boxing Day Tour from London: Leeds Castle, Canterbury, and Dover

Spend Boxing Day delving into the rich history and beauty of Kent on this full-day coach trip from London. Escape London’s shopping crowds and pass through historical, maritime Greenwich on route to Leeds Castle in Kent. Take a guided tour of this fairy tale-like moated castle, once home to medieval monarchs. Next, enjoy a fish and chips lunch in the ancient city of Canterbury, and visit magnificent, 11th-century Canterbury Cathedral as you uncover its bloody history. Lastly, admire views of the iconic White Cliffs of Dover before returning to London.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Dickensian Christmas in Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich with Christmas Lunch

Make the holiday season extra special by spending Christmas Day in the English countryside. Departing London, this tour takes you to the world-famous Canterbury Cathedral, where you’ll attend a carol singing service, and to the colossal White Cliffs of Dover. Soak up the festive atmosphere during a 3-course lunch and conclude the day by touring Greenwich, famed for its Baroque architecture and maritime history. Hotel pickup is included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Small Group Canterbury, Dover, Rochester and Kent Day Tour from London

Escape England’s capital in favour of rural Canterbury, Dover, Rochester, and Kent on a 12-hour day trip from London, ideal for first-time visitors with limited time in the United Kingdom. In air-conditioned coach, you’ll tick off  the Prime Meridian Line in Greenwich, the Norman Rochester Castle, the historic city of Canterbury, famed for its UNESCO-listed cathedral, and Dover, home to iconic white cliffs. This tour is limited to 16 participants to ensure an intimate atmosphere.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Canterbury Christmas Market, Leeds Castle, and Maritime Greenwich

Make your Christmas Eve in England extra magical with this full-day coach trip to Leeds Castle and Canterbury from London. Venture through London’s historical, maritime district of Greenwich, and visit fairy tale–like Leeds Castle in Kent. Admire this breathtaking moated castle, and tour its grandiose rooms as you discover its history. In ancient Canterbury, visit the exterior of the UNESCO-listed Canterbury Cathedral before finishing your day at the city’s Christmas markets.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover, Greenwich on Christmas Eve from London

Spend Christmas Eve exploring the English countryside on this full-day tour of Canterbury, Dover, and Greenwich from London. Ideal for those visiting England during the festive season, this tour covers UNESCO World Heritage Site, Canterbury Cathedral; the 12th-century Leeds Castle in Kent; the iconic White Cliffs of Dover; and the maritime landmarks of Greenwich. A festive lunch is included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Themed Half-Day Tour of Folkestone, Battle of Britain Memorial and White Cliffs with Traditional English Cream Tea

Immerse yourself in Britain’s world war seaside history with this private day trip to the Kent coast. After a visit to the Edwardian seaside town of Folkestone, you’ll check out the Battle of Britain Memorial where original Spitfire and Hurricane planes can be seen. Look out at the sea from the White Cliffs of Dover, then visit an English tearoom for a traditional cream tea. Perfect for modern British history buffs, the excursion offers a more personal tour with your own private guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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