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Fan Bay Deep Shelter

Upper Road Langdon Cliffs | Langdon Cliffs, Dover CT16 1HJ, England
+44 1304 207326
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WW2 history

40 minutes walk along cliffs from White Cliffs visitor centre, with views over Channel (best on a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Simon C
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Munich, Germany
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Fantastic

£10 well spent. The guide was fantastic told loads of cool stories and had a nice sense of humour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Antanas P
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The tunnels were constructed in 1940/41 as accommodation for the gun battery above. Today this network of abandoned tunnels is virtually all that remains of these long forgotten defences. You can take a journey into the past on a guided tour of the tunnels with one of our expert volunteers, peering into the darkness and back in time into different world, hidden within the cliffs.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Upper Road Langdon Cliffs | Langdon Cliffs, Dover CT16 1HJ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

40 minutes walk along cliffs from White Cliffs visitor centre, with views over Channel (best on a sunny day). Collect a map at the visitor centre as the shelter is not very prominent above ground. Guided tour starts with 120 steps down into shelter. It...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

£10 well spent. The guide was fantastic told loads of cool stories and had a nice sense of humour. He showed some interesting details from WWII in the shelter. Really happy with the tour.

Thank Antanas P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous insight of the history of the tunnels and their use throughout the war...and after. The volunteer who took us down was interesting, funny and involved the whole group. We would visit again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This could easily be missed or walked past, but definitely worth your time and money. We paid £10 each, and at first I thought this was pricey - but the complexity of the tunnels was such a surprise. The tour guide was amazing!! Pete, I...More

Thank Jenni P
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

The national trust have left this exactly as it was last used just after the war. Don, our guide, who is a National Trust volunteer, did a wonderful job in conveying the atmosphere that there must have been when this was used as accommodation for...More

Thank Tim W
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Great underground tour. Gordon was our guide and made it very interesting. That's some amazing history that should not be missed. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing experience made better by our tour guide Dave! Really interesting to listen to and and learnt lots about the geology, history and geography of the area! Highly recommend and it was a lovely walk to the shelter and the lighthouse nearby....More

Thank Emily P
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Great Day at Langdon Cliffs and Fan Bay Shelter. Well worth a visit. Dave the guide was fantastic and his lovely wife greeted us on arrival. Thank you both 😊

Thank Sara-jane K
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We had a really amazing and intresting visit to the Fan Bay Deep Shelter. A really great guide who made us feel part of the history! Thank you to all of the ppl working there!

Thank ogi y
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We visited with five adults and four kids aged 11-15, we all really enjoyed the tour and our guide, Don, was extremely knowledgable. Definitely recommend for something different to do. It took about an hour altogether, including getting set up with our hard hats and...More

Thank Karen M
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soccerdoctor15
6 August 2017|
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Response from FanBayNT | Property representative |
Hi there, All tickets for Fan Bay are sold on the day at Fan Bay itself, although you can enquire at the Visitor Centre as to whether or not there are any spaces available. I hope that helps.
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GalvestonJT
30 July 2017|
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Hello there, There are cabs available at the Cruise terminal, there is also a bus service that runs on 'port of call' days. You can purchase a £5 'Rover' ticket on this bus service which stops at Market Square (Dover Town... More
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Kateryna S
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Response from KHensby | Property representative |
Hello, Trev answered this very well though our last tour is at 3:00pm so you will need to be at the ticket office for 2:00pm to get a ticket and walk across. Any further questions please feel free to call the office on... More
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