TR3241 : Dover Castle

taken 2 months ago, near to Dover, Kent, Great Britain

Dover Castle
Dover Castle
Looking SE from the Great Tower.
St Mary's church and the Roman lighthouse are on the middle bailey at centre-left.
Colton's Gate is on the right.
Dover Castle is a Grade I Listed Building. See LinkExternal link .
Dover Castle
One of the largest castles in the country, strategically located at the shortest crossing point to continental Europe, Dover Castle has played a prominent part in national history. Its origins lie in the Iron Age, and a Roman Lighthouse and Anglo-Saxon church can still be seen within the grounds.

William of Normandy strengthened existing Anglo-Saxon fortifications here in 1066, but it was Henry II who set the blueprint for today's castle when he had the fortifications rebuilt in the 1180's, adding the massive keep and a series of concentric defences. Over the centuries, the defences were continually enlarged and improved, with the castle retaining a military role into the mid twentieth century. An underground hospital and the command centre used for the Dunkirk evacuation are a legacy from the Second World War.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 3 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 21 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3254 4187 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.7324N 1:19.3262E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3248 4194
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Dover Castle  English Heritage  Grade I Listed Building 

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