GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dover Castle

1 miles (1.5 km)

Explore the grounds of the largest castle in England and enjoy fabulous views of the White Cliffs of Dover. Highlights include the Secret Wartime Tunnels with a recreation of the Dunkirk evacuation in Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk, complete with dramatic projections of swooping Spitfires and real film footage. In the Great Tower you can immerse yourself in the royal court of King Henry II with its richly furnished chambers adorned with vibrant wall hangings.
The White Cliffs Country Trails and the Saxon Shore Way run past the castle so you could easily extend your walk. If you head east you can visit the Victorian South Foreland Lighthouse and the lovely Pines Gardens at St Margaret's. Our circular Dover Cliffs Walk starts from the National Trust visitor centre at Langdon Cliffs and will take you to come of the highlights of this section of the coast. To the west of the castle you can learn more about the military history of the area at the Western Heights.
Here you will find a series of forts, strong points and ditches created during the 18th and 19th centuries to protect Dover from both seaward and landward attack.

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Dover Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dover Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the north west there's the Alkham Valley where you'll find an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The valley includes some fine footpaths and two significant historical sites including the ruins of St Radigund's Abbey and the 11th century St Peter's Church. There's also a fine local pub in the pretty village of Alkham here.
At the eastern end of the valley you could visit the noteworthy Kearsney Abbey. There's some beautiful gardens here with ornamental lakes and views of the River Dour the highlights.


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Dover Castle, England

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Officers's new barracks

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Western battlements

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Secret wartime tunnels

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Roman lighthouse and Saxon church

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View from Dover Castle. View from the keep, of the town and beach and docks beyond.

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Part of the defences approached by a series of tunnels.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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