Friends of Dover Castle
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
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.
Site last revised 10 October 2014
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