This Tour takes in and allows time to visits to all three unmissable castles along the Dover/White Cliff's Coastline. All too often but quite rightly, visitors to Dover are eager to visit the magnificent, Dover Castle but often, due to time limitations, miss it's smaller sisters. This tour enables visits to all three unmissable castles as well as a picturesque short walk along Deal Promenade, a drive through Kingsdown, the furthermost end of the White Cliffs of Dover and a one way, point to point walk along the Eastern Cliffs (South Forelands light house to Dover). Approximately 1/1.5 hours (3.2 miles)
Lunch (not included).
Both Walmer and Dover Castle have coffee shops and restaurants where fantastic food can be bought. Alternatively, a quick visit to St Margret's Bay and perhaps, lunch at a seafront pub or restaurant there or in Kingsdown, might be your choice and can be booked on your behalf. Although not included in the tour price, a picnic at any of the areas we visit could also be easily accommodated during the day.
Entry to all three castles can be purchased at any of the sites in the form of individual, couple or family, 'annual passes', or 'over sees visitor' passes, the best way to purchase access to all three castles. These can be purchase on the day at any of the sites.
Following collection from a point of your choosing, our first stop is Deal Sea front, where we can walk a short distance to Deal Castle. This is only a relatively small castle so we'll allow approximately 45min/1 hour. Notably, the famous Tudor Rose shape of the castle is clearly evident from outside.
It is only a short drive onwards to visit Walmer Castle, the regal, historical castle with beautiful gardens and grounds as well as fascinating historical artefacts relating to the Duke of Wellington. Of all of the Gardens at our Kent based attractions Walmer Castle is my favourite. The gardens might not be the biggest or most elaborate but they are warm and inviting with wooded areas and play equipment and seats dotted around the grounds. Approximately 1.5/2 hours.
Perhaps you'd like to stay and have lunch at Walmer Castle or maybe wait and have a lunch at Dover Castle. Both provide excellent options. If you'd like to stop at a Pub or restaurant along the way, several are available, either beach front or village locations, that is easily arranged.
The Magnificent Dover Castle, sitting watch over Dover and Visited by Henry the 8th. The wartime tunnels are available and included in the admission price. As well as the look out platforms on the cliff edge, these give a really good impression of how things felt in World War 2. Explore all of the grounds and inside the Norman Keep. Don't miss the incredible views from the top. Walk the ramparts and investigate the medieval tunnels to really get a feel for the incredible history of our breath-taking and unmissable castle. Approximately 2.5/3 hours.
An exhilarating one way, 'point to point', clifftop walk and stops to view Dover Castle from vantage points that show it at it's best, will ensure that you make the most of your time on the cliffs. If you have chosen to have a picnic, this might be an ideal place to get comfortable, enjoy the view and the moment. Approximately 1.5 hour dependent on choices.
The tour can conclude at a point of your choosing. This might be the same as your collection point or
perhaps you would choose to finish your day at one of the seafront for an evening meal and make the most of your time outside of the tour arrangements. This is fine too.