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    Dover Town and Castle in Winter from the Western Heights, Kent, England, UK. Snow, December 2009. Terrace of houses above terminator (shadow line) are Victoria Park. Ruins of Old St James the Apostle Church, now World War II memorial, near bottom-right. Skyline: C1 Roman Pharos, C10 Saxon St Mary-in-Castro church, Henry II's Keep (Great Tower) of C12 Norman castle. Masts on left are Second World War Chain Home Radar station, Swingate. Urban Panorama. See: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/99465319

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Dover Town and Castle in Winter from the Western Heights, Kent, England, UK. Snow, December 2009. Terrace of houses above terminator (shadow line) are Victoria Park. Ruins of Old St James the Apostle Church, now World War II memorial, near bottom-right. Skyline: C1 Roman Pharos, C10 Saxon St Mary-in-Castro church, Henry II's Keep (Great Tower) of C12 Norman castle. Masts on left are Second World War Chain Home Radar station, Swingate. Urban Panorama. See: www.panoramio.com...

Victorian steel vignette engraving of Queen Elizabeth’s Pocket Pistol, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. 24-foot basilisk (bronze cannon) built 1544 by Jan Tolhuys (Utrecht, Netherlands). 4.75 inch calibre. Given to Henry VIII by Maximilian of Egmont. 1827 carriage made from French guns captured Waterloo 1815. Ex-Queen Anne's Pocket Pistol. Now in Regimental Institute (Naafi Restaurant). Listed Building, English Heritage site. Artillery and History. See: www.panoramio.com...

King’s Gate Barbican and Stone Bridge, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. North Barbican (top right) is outwork to Inner Curtain Wall King's Gate entrance into Keep Yard. Barbican causeway ends in keyhole-shaped pier (left) above a tunnel going under Spur Battery Casemates (in shadow) and Norfolk Towers (skyline) to St John's Tower and Ravelin. Norman Listed Building, English Heritage, Scheduled Ancient Monument. Medieval History, Travel, and Tourism. See: www.panoramio.com...

The King’s Gate Barbican Drawbridge, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. The North (Northern) Barbican has no portcullis. Outwork in front of the Inner Curtain Wall. Gateway arch offset to the King's Gate entry into the Keep Yard. View from stone bridge (causeway) that ends in pier over tunnel leading to St John's Tower and Spur earthwork. Norman Listed Building, English Heritage, and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Medieval History, Travel, and Tourism. See: www.panoramio.com...

The King’s Gate Barbican Causeway, Dover Castle, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Behind the North Barbican on the right are the flat-topped King's Gate flanking towers. Inner Curtain Wall gateway opens into Keep Yard and Henry II's Great Tower (with flag). View from pier at end of stone bridge above tunnel to St John's Tower and the Ravelin. Norman Listed Building, English Heritage, and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Medieval History, Travel, and Tourism. See: www.panoramio.com...

The Twin Towers of King’s Gate, Inner Curtain Wall, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. Northern entrance into Inner Bailey, or Keep Yard, with part of the Keep ("Great Tower") visible near top-left. Gateway arch: vaulted passage with drawbridge and portcullis, flanked by 2 of inner wall's 14 towers. View from North, or King's Gate Barbican. Norman Listed Building, English Heritage, and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Medieval History, Travel, and Tourism. See: www.panoramio.com...

Victorian Colour Photo of Dover Castle from Connaught Park, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Derived from a United States Library of Congress photomechanical print dated ca. 1890-1900. Henry II's Keep (Great Tower) above Inner Bailey and King's Gate. Constable's Gate and Western Outer Curtain Wall. Park opened by Duchess of Connaught 1883. English Heritage Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Medieval History, Travel, Tourism, and Vacation. See: www.panoramio.com...

The King’s Gate, Inner Curtain Wall, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. Northern entrance into the Inner Bailey, or Keep Yard, with the base of the Keep ("Great Tower") visible through the gateway arch. Vaulted passage with drawbridge and portcullis and flanked by 2 of the inner wall's 14 towers. Photo taken from the King's Gate Barbican. Norman Listed Building, English Heritage, and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Medieval History, Travel, and Tourism. See: www.panoramio.com...

Sunrise from Fitzwilliam Gate to the Ravelin, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. Eastern Outer Curtain Wall Battlements: Stepped causeway and caponier from the gateway lead to tunnel under counterscarp (outer moat embankment). Below flank of Norfolk Towers is the round St John's Tower and caponier going to Ravelin (redan) on Spur earthwork. Norman Listed Building, English Heritage, and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Medieval History, Travel, and Tourism. See: www.panoramio.com...

Fitzwilliam Gate Counterscarp Entrance, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. Behind the doorway arch, a tunnel goes through the outer embankment to a stepped causeway and caponier that cross the moat to the gateway proper. Postern built after Louis VIII's 1216 Great Siege of Dover Castle. Also a BBC TV "Doctor Who" set location. Norman Listed Building, English Heritage site, and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Medieval History, Travel, Tourism, and Vacation. See: www.panoramio.com...

The En Bec Twin Towers of Fitzwilliam Gate, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. Gateway built 1220's by Hubert de Burgh after Louis VIII's 1216 Great Siege of Dover Castle. Beaked shape strengthens base of flanking towers against mining. Postern (secondary) entrance in the forbidden zone. Also a BBC TV "Doctor Who" set location. Norman Listed Building, English Heritage site, and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Medieval History, Travel, Tourism, and Vacation. See: www.panoramio.com...

View from Palace Gate drawbridge, Dover Castle, Kent, England, United Kingdom. On Harold's Earthwork: Saxon St Mary-in-Castro, King Lucius of Britain Church (restored by Victorians) and AD 46 Roman Pharos, a lighthouse and watchtower built under Emperor Claudius when Aulus Plautius was governor. Nearest the arch: Victorian Garrison School. Listed Building, English Heritage site, and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Medieval History. Travel, and Tourism. See: www.panoramio.com...

Rare view of Queen Mary’s Tower, Dover Castle, Kent, England, United Kingdom. D-type mural tower on Western Outer Curtain Wall between Constable's Gateway "stately home" and Peverell's Tower. It fell down in the reign of Edward VI, then rebuilt by Queen Mary. Also called Port, Porth, Gostling, and Laswell's Tower. Listed Building, English Heritage site, and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Norman and Medieval History, Travel, Tourism, and Vacation. See: www.panoramio.com...

Palace Gate, Inner Curtain Wall, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. The Gate (with portcullis and drawbridge) opens into the Keep Yard opposite the Keep's Flag Tower; entry to the Keep itself is below the non-flag tower: this creates a killing zone within the Inner Bailey. Gateway also termed "Duke of Suffolk's Tower". Listed Building, English Heritage site, and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Norman and Medieval History, Travel, Tourism, and Vacation. See: www.panoramio.com...

Palace Gate, or Duke of Suffolk's Tower, Inner Bailey, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. Early English architecture with drawbridge and portcullis. Gateway through the southern Inner Curtain Wall to King Henry II's Norman "Great Tower" in the Keep Yard. NB Duke was married to King Edward IV's sister, Elizabeth. A Listed Building, English Heritage site, and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Norman and Medieval History, Travel, Tourism, and Vacation. See: www.panoramio.com...

Rare view of the Fitzwilliam Gate Stepped Causeway, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. View from the counterscarp (outer moat embankment), part of the "Forbidden Zone" that surrounds the castle. Secondary gate (postern) night entrance dated to Henry III (post-french Great Siege of 1216). Also a BBC TV "Doctor Who" set location. Norman Listed Building, English Heritage site, and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Medieval History, Travel, Tourism, and Vacation. See: www.panoramio.com...

Dover Castle at Sunset from the Prince of Wales Pier, Kent, England, UK. Zoom photo of 1450 yards to edge of White Cliffs of Dover, 1850 yards to Constable's Gateway (far left). View of Keep (Great Tower), Inner Curtain Wall (Palace Gate), Outer Curtain Wall (Peverell's Gateway), and Victorian Regimental Institute (Naafi Restaurant: far right). Listed Building, English Heritage, and Scheduled Ancient Monument. History, Travel, Tourism, and Vacation. See: www.panoramio.com...

World War II view of Dover Castle from Castle Street, Kent, England, UK. King Henry II's Keep (Great Tower) is surrounded by the Inner Curtain Wall with Palace Gate on right. Below is Western Outer Curtain Wall with Queen Mary's Tower (left), Peverell's Gateway, then Gatton's Tower (right). Listed Building, English Heritage site, and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Second World War (1940): Urban, Norman Medieval History, Travel, Tourism, and Vacation. See: www.panoramio.com...

Night Panorama of Dover Castle overlooking Beach, Seafront, and Harbour, Kent, England, UK, taken on New Year's Day 2011. Henry II Keep (Great Tower) of 12th Century Norman Castle; Inner Bailey; Western Outer Curtain Wall - Constable's Gateway, Peverell's Gateway, Fulbert's Tower. Roman Pharos, Saxon St Mary-in-Castro King Lucius church. Victoria Park. Seafront Marine Parade and Gateway Flats. Photography, History, Tourism and Travel. More information at www.panoramio.com...

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Swingate Chain Home Radar Station from Horseshoe Bastion near Avranches Tower, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. Swingate Transmitting Station (ex-RAF Swingate) on White Cliffs of Dover built late 1930s, used during World War II (WWII). Integrated into NATO "Ace High" (Allied Command Europe) tropospheric scatter communications system. Only rwo 364-foot masts now. Microwave and radio. British Army, Royal Air Force History, Travel, and Tourism. See: www.panoramio.com...

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King’s Gate or North Barbican, Inner Bailey Outwork Ruins, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. Photo taken from King's Gateway drawbridge, northern entrance to Henry II's Keep (or "Great Tower"), showing how barbican doorway is offset thereby creating a killing zone in front of Inner Curtain Wall out-of-shot to the right. Castle is 12th Century Norman. Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Medieval History, Travel, Tourism, and Vacation. See: www.panoramio.com...

Fulbert Tower and Debtors Prison at Night, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. This square tower lies between Rokesley's Tower and Hurst's Tower on the Western Outer Curtain Wall. Also known as Calderscot's Tower. Built by Fulbert de Lucy (alt. Fulbert de Lucie, Fulbert of Dover) whose family came over with William the Conqueror from Normandy in 1066. Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Norman Medieval History, Travel, Tourism, and Vacation. See: www.panoramio.com...