Friends of Dover Castle


Kings Throne in The Great Tower of Dover Castle
Secret Wartime Tunnels under Dover Castle
Medieval Tunnels
Royal Regiment Museum

Dover Castle known as 'The Key to England' has over 2000 Years of History, from an Iron Age fort, Roman lighthouse and Saxon church to the Castle that is seen today with the massive Great Tower built by Henry II.

Dover Castle is one of the greatest and most famous of European fortresses, its position as a frontier defence ensuring it an important place in British history. Dover Castle strategically sited, guarding the nearest landing point to mainland Europe, made it an emphatic statement of medieval royal power, highly visible across the Straits of Dover. Its unbroken active service as a castle and fortress stretches over more than nine centuries, from the invasion of William the Conqueror to the age of the nuclear missile, from the autumn of 1066 to 1958.

Dover Castle and Immigration Exhibition Project

WEDNESDAY 10th September 2014 7pm - 9pm
A special presentation and talk by Wayne Cocroft, who is a Senior Investigator in the English Heritage Assessment Team and leads on 20 th century Military Heritage for the National Heritage Protection Plan. Wayne will talk about the traces of the First World War that can be found in England and how you can get involved in researching and recording this legacy.

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