A total of £26 million will be invested in Dover Castle over the next ten years in a bid to attract "hundreds of thousands more visitors" to the site. Up to £10 million is set to be spent in the next four years on a major programme of works, English Heritage has confirmed.
It includes investment in car parking, new visitor experiences, extensive conservation work and improved family facilities. English Heritage's Head of Historic Properties Neil McCollum met Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke to explain the works.
Dover Castle is incredibly important to our community – a stunning piece of history that residents and visitors can enjoy. It was a real pleasure to be shown the exciting new plans including a major injection of funding. With the new shopping centre, the new leisure centre and the new seafront, it's another sign Dover is finally getting the investment it deserves.
Dover Castle is the largest castle in England and was founded in the 11th century. Some buildings even date back to the Roman era. Today visitors can climb the Great Tower to meet medieval characters, or even delve deep within Dover's White Cliffs to the Secret Wartime Tunnels, where key operations like the Dunkirk evacuation were masterminded.
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