Commanding the shortest sea crossing between England and the continent, Dover Castle has a long and immensely eventful history. Known as the ‘key to England’, this great fortress has played a crucial role in the defence of the realm for over nine centuries, a span equalled only by the Tower of London and Windsor Castle. At the castle's highest point are these two earlier buildings, an Anglo-Saxon church and a Roman lighthouse.


  • Title: Dover Castle
  • Location: Dover Castle
  • Location Created: Dover Castle
  • Original Source: Dover Castle
  • Rights: English Heritage

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