Dover Castle and Secret wartime tunnels

Event host: Beth

Join us for an amazing trip to Dover Castle!

Spectacularly situated above the White Cliffs of Dover, this magnificent castle has guarded our shores from invasion for 20 centuries. There's loads to see and you get really good value for money from your ticket price. Parts we will visit include the darkly atmospheric Secret Wartime Tunnels including a vivid recreation of the Dunkirk evacuation. We will also be visiting the richly-furnished Great Tower, with costumed actors introducing medieval life at King Henry II's court.

(Aerial view of the castle)

(King's bedroom)

(Spooky happenings have been reported in the underground war rooms... visitors are not allowed in here without a guide)

Admission prices

EH members: Free

Adults: £17.00

Concession: £15.30 (over 60 / student with ID)

Prices include Secret Wartime tunnels tour.

If you need to pay the entry fee, you can team up with someone else and get 2 for 1 entry if you show staff your train tickets. Get voucher here: http://www.visitkentoffers.co.uk/2-for-1-offers/offer/?id=434

If you choose to become an EH member on the day, your admission ticket will be refunded.

More information on EH membership: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/support-us/join/

There is also a £1 organiser fee to pay on the day.

Travel

Meeting point will be the ticket hall at Dover Priory Station.

Take the 10:10 High-Speed train from St Pancras international (also stops at Stratford International at 10:17) which arrives at Dover Priory station at 11:20.

Meeting time: 11:20 a.m. at Dover Priory station ticket hall. I will wait for 5 minutes before setting off. I will be holding a Meetup sign. If you are unable to find me, my number is: [masked].

Make sure you get the correct train ticket for travelling on High Speed services. You can get a third off all train services with a Network Railcard: http://www.network-railcard.co.uk/

If you want to pay a bit less (about £4 less for a return ticket), you can get the slower train from Charing Cross departing at 09:10 and arriving at Dover Priory at 11:01.

I will be on the 11:20 train arriving from St Pancras, so if you get the slower train, you will have a 20 minute wait for me at Dover Priory.

We then have a 30 minute walk up the hill to the Castle. The Castle buildings and grounds are likely to be muddy / uneven, so please wear appropriate footwear for this terrain and as you will be walking most of the day. 

Access guide: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/dover-castle/access

Toilets

There are toilets at Dover Priory station and at the Castle.

Lunch

You can either bring a packed lunch, or there is a restaurant.

Return to London

Return High Speed trains are at X:45 and take an hour and ten minutes. Estimated return time to London: 7 p.m.

Return slower trains to Charing Cross are at X:25 and take just under 2 hours. Estimated return time to London: 8 p.m.

More information on Dover Castle here: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/dover-castle/

Any finally...

To be considerate to others, please change your RSVP to “no” if you are not going to attend. Thank you!

Any questions? Send me a private message or post a comment here (please note that all group members can read any comments posted here).

Hope to see you there :)

Beth


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for a lovely day out ladies:)

    April 14

  • NATHALIE G.

    Fantastic day

    April 13

  • Alison

    Great day out

    1 · April 12

  • Beth P.

    Hi all, many thanks for coming. I had a really great day & hope you all enjoyed it to! We just about saw most of it! Please rate the group on Meetup to encourage others to join & hope to see you at another meetup soon :) Best wishes, Beth

    1 · April 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well done Beth! My 1st outing with this group, fab day out! Highlight was joining the King's banquet table & watching the drama unfold...photos tbc!

    1 · April 12

  • Kim

    Hi shen are u in the station?

    April 12

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ho kim im here wearing a tan bodywarmer shen and esther stpanc ticketoffice

      April 12

    • Kim

      Hi u in Kings Cross or st Pancras?

      April 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good Stuff :)
    Hi Kathy/Kim shall we say StPancras Sat for 9:30AM near the ticket stall? That'll reduce it to £16.65 each which is much much better for everyone involved:)

    April 10

    • Cathy P.

      Hi Shen/Kim my mob no is[masked] otherwise we won't be able to recognise each other

      April 12

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, looking for two others to join us for the Groupsave offer from StPancras for the 10.10 to Dover.
    Thanks
    Shen

    April 10

    • Cathy P.

      Hi Shen I'm here but I think it's going to be difficult to find each other in these crowds?

      April 12

  • Beth P.

    Hi all. I have had some enquiries about getting a taxi to the castle. We could get a couple of taxies if you are happt to split the costs between you. There are buses, but would only take us part way. Let's discuss tomorrow. Beth

    1 · April 11

    • Alison

      As per my email to you. I will definitely be taking a taxi. Very much looking forward to the meetup!!!

      April 11

  • Cathy P.

    That's great, looking forward to it, see you all Saturday :)

    April 10

  • Kim

    Ok see u there:-)

    April 10

  • Cathy P.

    With Kim and me that makes four now, that's great, where shall we meet on Saturday?

    April 10

  • Cathy P.

    Hiya, I will join you guy's please, otherwise i'm paying full fare of nearly £40. Was going to catch the 10.10 train from Stratford its well worth the extra journey into St Pancras to save a bit. So we just need one more bod then... Thanks

    April 10

  • Kim

    Hi I need to get my ticket still.

    April 10

  • terence f.

    I apologise for withdrawing but I have a London appointment at 4pm. Sorry to miss out. Have a wonderful day.

    March 28

  • Sela

    i visited her a couple of years ago. highly recommended.

    March 22

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