If you're looking for history, and we mean lots of history, there's nowhere better to find it on your next cottage holiday than at Dover Castle in Kent. Built in the 12th Century, this epic structure has been safeguarding our shores for over 900 years, with military personnel garrisoned here up until 1958. Discover the beauty of the castle's Great Tower, sympathetically restored to depict how it looked in the 12th century. Delve into the secret wartime tunnels and unearth the subterranean rooms where covert military operations were planned during both world wars, including the celebrated evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940. Walk the battlements and gaze out over the white cliffs, keeping your eye on the horizon for a fleck of white sail or the wing of a returning spitfire, before returning to your quaint Kent cottage to reflect on the wonders of this historic marvel.
Get-set for discovery on a cottage holiday near Dover Castle
To discover Dover Castle for yourself, why not book a stay in one of our nearby Kent holiday cottages. We've a number of excellent self-catering holiday cottages within easy reach of the mighty Dover Castle, perfectly placed for a spot of exploration behind, and in front, of the castle's ancient stone walls.
Kent itself is an illustrious holiday destination. Known as the garden of England, this charming county on England's South East Coast is famed for its warm climate, rich history and glorious white chalk coastline; the ideal place for a bracing walk before retiring to your cosy Kent holiday cottage! The real jewel in Kent's crown however, will always be Dover Castle. Open between 10am-6pm 7 days a week until 4th November, this wonderful English Heritage site is sure to prove a memorable day trip destination for the full family.