Author: Dover Western Heights Preservation Society

Drop Redoubt Tours 2017

There are two tours available on each date below, one at 11am and another at 2pm. The tours look at the Drop Redoubt; while the Grand Shaft is open on the same days, it does not form part of the tour. There are many stairs within the fort as well as uneven surfaces; unfortunately this makes it inaccesible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. There is no charge for the tour, which lasts approximately two hours. The duration of the tour can prove a bit too long for younger visitors, so please think carefully before bringing children younger than 8 years...

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North Entrance Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Days 2016 runs from 8th to 11th September and sees buildings all over the UK open to the public that are not normally accessible, and once again WHPS will be opening the Grand Shaft on the Saturday and Sunday of the event. New this year will be running a limited number of guided tours of the NORTH ENTRANCE ROAD TUNNEL. Spaces are very limited and will only be available to book via Eventbrite, details will be published on our website and Facebook on 1st August. Page Open: Please click here. A brief history of the North Entrance...

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Work Days

Work days are held by WHPS on a regular basis in which members get together to carry on with the endless task of cleaning, tidying and maintaining the sites around the Western Heights. Recently this has focused on the Drop Redoubt, including moving rubble out of the sergeant’s mess and ablutions area; cutting the grass in the ditch and on the Redoubt itself; sweeping inside the caponiers, adding a new floor to the main magazine, clearing the area around the officer’s quarters and guard cells…the list goes on. Work days continue throughout the year, with the added advantage of...

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Recent Tweets

  • Open Weekend Dates 20-21 May 2017
  • New tour dates added for 2017…
  • Drop Redoubt and Grand Shaft open free today (30th July 2016) from 6pm until 9pm for the Up on the Downs Festival.
  • As part of the Up on the Downs Festival between 6pm and 9pm on the 30th July we will have the Drop Redoubt and Grand Shaft open for FREE.
  • Don't forget to come and say hi at our Summer Open Weekend on July 12th and 13th 2014