The Keep, Dover Castle, Dover, Kent

The Keep, Dover Castle, Dover, Kent
Photograph taken May 1997 © Copyright Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: k970499

The strategic importance of Dover has long been recognised. The great Keep, built in the 1180s by King Henry II to provide both security and accomodation, was the strongpoint of the medieval Castle. It remained a military site until the end of World War II. This property is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).


Kent Dover


Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)



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