Dover Castle

History and Heritage

White Cliffs of Dover

White Cliffs of Dover

There can be no doubt that The White Cliffs of Dover are one of this country's most spectacular natural features.
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Dover Castle

Discover 2000 years of history at Dover Castle and have an amazing day out!
Deal Castle

Deal Castle

Built by the order of King Henry VIII it is one of the finest Tudor artillery castles in England.
Walmer Castle copyright Paul Wells

Walmer Castle and Gardens  

This castle, now in the care of English Heritage, was built in 1540 as part of Henry Vlll's chain of coastal defences.
Battle of Britaiin memorial

Battle of Britain Memorial

A stone figure of a pilot in contemplative mood stands as a permanent tribute to those who served their country so unselfishly in her hour of need.
Drop Redoubt

Drop Redoubt

One of the most important and impressive fortifications in Britain, a series of strong points linked by miles of ditches on the western hilltop above Dover.
Western Heights

Western Heights

One of the most important and impressive fortifications in Britain - a series of strong points linked by miles of ditches on the western hilltop above Dover.
Grand Shaft

Grand Shaft

A unique triple staircase, winding round a central light-well, dropping 140 feet through the cliffs.
Archcliffe fort

Archcliffe Fort

Archcliffe Fort stands on a headland overlooking Dover harbour, known as Archcliffe Point.
Bluebird trail

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

A self-guided trail route links 31 of Dover's historic buildings, sites and monuments.
Dover Town Hall

Dover Town Hall

The Maison Dieu was founded by Hubert de Burgh, then the Constable of Dover Castle in 1203.
Fan Bay

Fan Bay Deep Shelter

These abandoned and forgotten tunnels within the White Cliffs of Dover remind us of a time past.
Fort Burgoyne

Fort Burgoyne

Situated on the high ground to the north of Dover Castle, Fort Burgoyne was built to protect the castle.
Knights Templar

Knights Templar

The foundations of a small medieval church, traditionally the site of King John's submission to the Papal Legate in 1213.
Richborough Roman Fort

Richborough Roman Fort

Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre is an English Heritage site sited amid the East Kent marshes.
Roman painted house

Roman Painted House

The Roman Painted House was discovered by Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit in the 1970s. Built about AD 200 it formed part of a large mansio or official hotel.
Sandwich Guildhall

Sandwich Guildhall

Built during the reign of Elizabeth I The Guildhall has been enlarged and modified in more recent times.
St Clements Church

St Clement's Church

A small church, set between the house and outbuildings of Knowlton Court, medieval in origin but outwardly Victorian.
St Edmunds Chapel

St Edmund's Chapel

St Edmund's Chapel is probably the smallest church in England still in regular use.
St Marys Capel

St Mary's Church Capel-le-Ferne

This church is remote from the road and squats snugly on bleak downland above Folkestone, looking towards France.
St Marys Sandwich

St Mary's Church Sandwich

St Mary's occupies what may be the oldest church site in Sandwich, where a 7th century convent was founded of which nothing now survives.
St Marys Dover

St Mary's Church, Dover

The parish church of St Mary-the-Virgin is nearly 1000 years old, and is situated in the heart of Dover just along from Market Square.
St Peters

St Peter's Church

Get a unique perspective on England's most complete medieval town!