Fan Bay Deep Shelter
After a period of conservation and renovation, The National Trust has opened Fan Bay Deep Shelter to the public. These abandoned and forgotten tunnels within the White Cliffs of Dover were constructed in 1940-1941 as accommodation for the gun battery above.
Book a guided tour and follow your guide deep into the cliffs - in fact, 70 feet underground! 125 steps take you into the shelter and back out again. The tunnels are unlit so the only light will come from head torches. Hard hats are also provided. We advise that you check the visitor information on the White Cliffs of Dover website.
The tour also includes a chance to see the First World War Sound Mirrors up close and find out more about them.
Admission to the tunnels is by timed ticket (including National Trust Members). Please visit the Fan Bay Reception which is located next to the White Cliffs of Dover Visitor Centre where you will pick up your tickets and a map to the entrance.
Please allow plenty of time as the entrance to the tunnels are about 1.5 miles from the Visitor Centre and you will need to walk along the cliffs to this point (takes around 45 minutes to walk).
Booking is essential.
Child age range: 12-16