Siege at Dover Castle

Take a journey back in time, and step into the real life story of Dover Castle under siege.

The year is 1216, and Prince Louis of France sees an opportunity to seize the English throne. Blocking his path is the ‘key to England’, the mighty fortress of Dover Castle. As this would-be conqueror attacks, will you help to defend the castle? Wander among the encampments and meet the heroes and villains from both sides. Gasp at daring demonstrations of historic weaponry as the opposing armies make ready for battle.

Discover the gruesome realities of thirteenth century life in a recreated medieval marketplace, and watch the armourers, fletchers and blacksmiths ply their trade.

As battle commences in an epic arena display, watch awe-inspiring siege engines begin their advance on the castle, and cheer on the defenders to their historic victory.

HOW TO BOOK Ticket price includes entry to the event and site.

Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.

Purchase your tickets today using English Heritage' online system, or by calling their dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1183 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30 Sat 9am – 5pm).

Tickets will also be available to purchase at the event site on the day.

Please note telephone bookings will close at 3pm the day before the event or on Friday if the event is running on a weekend.


English Heritage, Dover Castle, Castle Hill Road

Entry Price

Prices available via English Heritage Website