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Dover Castle will be one of the first English Heritage sites to reopen

English Heritage has announced it will be reopening Dover Castle to visitors next month.

The charity said it would be opening the iconic landmark along with 45 major sites around the country in early July, including Stonehenge and Hadrian's Wall.

Historic Dover Castle will reopen in July
Historic Dover Castle will reopen in July

English Heritage members will need to book to visit from Monday, June 15.

In a statement the charity said: "We've been regularly sharing updates on our plans to reopen and we're excited to share with you that we're hoping to reopen 45 more of our sites in July.

You'll need to pre-book a ticket to visit Dover Castle Picture: English Heritage
You'll need to pre-book a ticket to visit Dover Castle Picture: English Heritage

"We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a member your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. Tickets will be available to book mid-June.

Also reopening will be the gardens at nearby Walmer Castle. The 8 acres of award-winning gardens include the Broadwalk and the Queen Mother's Garden; the recently opened Glen and the new natural play trail for little ones.

Also reopening will be St Augustine's Abbey, founded in AD 597, in Canterbury. Find out more here.

The charity's free to enter sites have already opened. To see the list of what's open, click here.

Walmer Castle's gardens will reopen
Walmer Castle's gardens will reopen

In Orpington just outside Kent, English Heritage is also reopening the home of Charles Darwin, Down House, which is where hewrote On the Origin of Species'. For details click here.

To find out more about the Dover Castle opening, click here and for Walmer Castle click here.

The latest National Trust sites opening across Kent.

For more days out ideas across Kent click here.

Walmer Castle's gardens has plenty to do for little ones
Walmer Castle's gardens has plenty to do for little ones
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