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Well Preserved Norman Stone-Keep Castle in England

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Dover Castle is a medieval castle in Dover, Kent, England. It was founded in the 12th century and has been described as the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout history

During the reign of Henry II the castle began to take recognisable shape. The inner and outer baileys and the great Keep belong to this time. The keep was one of the last rectangular keeps ever built. In 1216, a group of rebel barons invited Louis VIII of France to come and take the English crown. He had some success breaching the walls but was unable ultimately to take the castle.

The castle, secret tunnels and surrounding land are now owned by English Heritage and the site is a major tourist attraction. The Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports is officially head of the castle, in his conjoint position of Constable of Dover Castle, and the Deputy Constable has his residence in Constable's Gate.

 

 

 

 



Address:
Dover Castle
Dover Castle
Castle Hill
Dover CT16 1HU
Kent

England

Contact
Telephone from the UK: 01304 211067
Telephone from the US: 010 44 1304 211067
Telephone from France: 00 44 1304 211067
Telephone from other countries: +44 (0)1304 211067

Website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/dover-castle

Google map showing the location of Dover Castle

 

Google map showing Dover Castle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film Location For:


The Mind of Evil (1971)    Part of the Doctor Who TV serial

Lady Jane (1986)    The story of Lady Jane Grey told in a film directed by Trevor Nunn, written by David Edgar, and starring Helena Bonham Carter as the title character in her first major film role. Dover Castle was used to represent the Tower of London.

Hamlet (1990)    directed by Franco Zeffirelli.

The Wind in the Willows (1996)    Adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic novel

Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000)    A comedy film based on the Harry Enfield sketch Kevin the Teenager. Dover Castle represented the Tower of London.

To Kill a King (2003)    English Civil War film directed by Mike Barker, starring Tim Roth and Dougray Scott. Dover Castle was used to represent the Tower of London

Johnny English (2003)    Directed by Peter Howitt. Starring Rowan Atkinson, Tasha de Vasconcelos, Ben Miller.

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)    A drama film directed by Justin Chadwick. The screenplay by Peter Morgan was adapted from the 2001 novel of the same name by Philippa Gregory. It is a romanticized account of the lives of Mary Boleyn, one-time mistress of King Henry VIII, and her sister, Queen Anne, who became the monarch's second wife. Dover Castle represented the Tower of London.

The Clock (2009)    Part of ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot series with David Suchet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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