On our 4th day in the UK, we drove an hour and a half away from crowded London to Dover to tour the Secret Wartime Tunnels & explore the largest castle in England, Dover Castle.
Tours are required to experience the Secret Wartime Tunnels. They run about every 45 minutes and last about an hour. Photography inside the tunnels are not allowed. So here’s a picture of the entrance!
And the exit!
The tunnels were built in the 1800s at the height of the Napoleonic Wars. After the Napoleonic Wars, the tunnels were virtually abandoned until 1939 when WWII broke out. They were converted at first into air raid shelters then later a military command center and underground hospital.
We lunched at one the castle’s restaurants and had a traditional Shepherd’s Pie. Yummy!
View of the ferry port to Calais, France.
Main entrance to the castle.
Arthur’s Hall, built in the 1240s by King Henry III. The name comes from the legend of King Arthur, who is supposed to have buried Sir Gawaine in the castle.
The kitchen, where the queen would make sandwiches for the king. ‘Make me a sammich queenie!’ JK JK
Writing a letter back home to Arizona.
At the top of the castle.
View out from the top of the castle.
Church of St. Mary-in-Castro (restored in 1826) & Roman Lighthouse built in the 1st century AD.
Inside the Roman Lighthouse.
Husband, that might not the best place to stand without a suit of armor covering the vital organs.