Top Choice Castle in Dover

Dover Castle

Occupying top spot, literally and figuratively, in Dover’s townscape, this most impressive of castles was built to bolster the country’s weakest point at the shortest sea crossing to mainland Europe. The highlights …
Historic Site in Dover

Secret Wartime Tunnels

The biggest draw at Dover Castle is the network of secret wartime tunnels. The claustrophobic chalk-hewn passageways were first excavated during the Napoleonic Wars and then expanded to house a command post and hosp…
Ruins in Dover

Roman Painted House

A crumbling 1960s bunker is the unlikely setting for some of the most extensive, if stunted, Roman wall paintings north of the Alps. Several scenes depict Bacchus (Roman god of wine and revelry), which makes perfect…
Museum in Dover

Dover Museum

By far the most enthralling exhibit in the town's three-storey museum is an astonishing 3600-year-old Bronze Age boat, discovered here in 1992. Vaunted as the world's oldest-known seagoing vessel, it measures a thum…
Church in Dover

Saxon Church

The restored Saxon Church of St Mary in Castro can be found up in the castle.
Ruins in Dover

Roman Lighthouse

This Roman-era lighthouse is Britain's oldest standing building and dates from around AD 50.