Tuesday, 30 July 2013

castle Dover Castle

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The third castle in our series is Dover Castle. Dover was started as an earthwork castle by William the Conqueror in 1066. It was completely remolded by Henry II starting in 1178. Today it is a popular tourist destination and home to ghost from its 1000 years of history.
 If you go you may see the likes of the Red Lady, Sean Flynn, Napoleonic war vets and even WWII veterans.

The site of Dover Castle has protected the stretch of English coast closest to Europe, for over 2000 years. From the Iron Age to the Atomic Age, the castle´s defences have grown to meet the changing demands of warfare. The keeps, built in the 1180s, contain displays devoted to the siege of 1216 and the arrival of the Court of Henry VIII in 1539. 

Hidden inside the White Cliffs of Dover is a fascinating and secret world: below, deep of underground are miles of tunnels.

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