Dover Castle (Dover) Reviews
Description:Dover / Kent / CT16 1HU / Tel: +44(0)1304 201 628/211067.
Newest Review: ... The castle has been under attack many times but not been defeated. The most famous attack on the castle was by French forces in 1216-17, but it was also very important in commanding forces during world war II. The castle defences were continuing to be improved under the reigns of King John and Henry III until around the middle of the 13th century, to strenthen defences after a collapse of ... more
Customer Dover Castle (Dover) Reviews (6)
by - written on 19/08/12 (Very useful, 137 readings)
The highlight of my recent holiday in Kent was a day trip to Dover Castle. The castle is set in a stunning location with beautiful views out to sea, and over the Kent countryside. The castle is a magnificent day out, and I wanted to share my experiences of it. ===Getting to the Castle:=== The castle is located at Castle Hill, Dover, Kent - CT16 1HU. It is fully visible from most places in the town of Dover as it is high on the hill above the town. We drove here from the nearby town we were staying at, and it was well sign posted with brown tourist information signs, and there was plenty of parking available. We arrived close to 10am, and I would ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/05/11 (Very useful, 75 readings)
Dover castle is a castle obviously which is situated in the English coastal town of Dover, it has been there for around 900 years and overlooks the town and harbour. It has been one of the most important defensive structures built by the English to protect the south coast against invasion first from the French, but also the Dutch and Germans it is largely intact and is one of the most complete castles in the UK. I recently went to Canterbury for a conference but one of the excursions was to Dover castle which is approximately 20 miles from Canterbury. The castle is situated on the highest point over the town and dominates the surrounding areas, you really ... Read the complete review
by Rowland - written on 05/08/09
Today 5th August 2009. Visited Dover castle. the entry Money was worth paying for the upkeep of the buildings and site. It would be nce to see more signs on the buildings telling you what they were for. Especially the ones that you do not have entry to. The rooms in the castle do not have signs saying what they are or were used for, this would make it more intersting. To eat on site was poor. At best a filled Jacket patatoe, limited sandwich and drinks. Some other hot food would have made me stay longer, but the old tum tum said otherwise and we left to seek a meal. Good day out if you have not been before. Highlight of the day, The ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/04/04, updated on 30/12/11 (Very useful, 398 readings)
Over the years, I've lost count of the number of times I've passed through Dover on my way to the continent. Passing through seemed to be the right thing to do, as it's perhaps not the most attractive of Kentish towns. DOVER is one of the busiest ports in England, which is not surprising as it's the closest point of the UK to mainland Europe. It's a bustling, transit town that at first glance has no real tourist attractions, and nothing to encourage the passing traveller to linger a while. But blank out the container ports, the Ro-Ro ferries and Hydro-foils queuing outside the harbours, and the juggernauts thundering down slip roads, and take a second look. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/06/01, updated on 10/11/01 (Very useful, 148 readings)
This is ever so slightly more serious than my usual type of opinion and I'm not going to give a long and detailed opinion of Dover Castle, I am going to explain why I like it, so read on if you like that style. I entered Dover Castle through the traitors gate because I'm actually a member of The National Trust, and Dover Castle belongs to English Heritage so I had to pay to enter. However in Kent if one purchases a paper printed by the Kent Messenger group there are often reduced price tickets, so in this way at least I got in for half price. In my impression there are only two things in Dover worth their salt, one is the castle and the other is the ... Read the complete review
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