In a conversation about Europe castles, the English ones cannot be far behind. Known as the ‘key to England’, Dover Castle is the largest castle in the country and needs nearly three days to explore completely.
The land the castle stands on is believed to have been inhabited since the Iron Age. The castle complex boasts a Roman lighthouse dating to 50 AD, a maze of secret tunnels, an underground hospital, and a well that goes 73 metres into the ground to access fresh water. The plan for Operation Dynamo for the Dunkirk evacuation during World War II was masterminded from here, as you will find out during the highly entertaining audio-visual guided tour of the castle.
Extend your time in England and enjoy a visit to Dover Castle at the end of the 22 day Chelsea Flower Show - Prague to London and Splendours of Europe River Cruise