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Dover Castle (Fitzwilliam Gateway)

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51°07'47"01°19'19" show decimal

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Dover Castle (Fitzwilliam Gateway)
Dover, Kent, CT16 1HU

Fitzwilliam Gateway was built in the 1220s on the eastern side of the castle at around the same time as Constable's Gateway on the west. The gateway was always considered to be the 'back door', for discreet access to the castle. The present steps and gates date from army alterations during the 1930s.

How to get here:

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Walk: Admissions Centre - Follow the path to the right and follow the Eastern Battlements Walk. Before the keep, this then passes into the battlements and comes out on the path on the east of the keep. Fitzwilliam Gateway is on the right. +

 

Access: ClosedStatus: recognisableSteps

Photo

Photograph taken: 2nd July 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Mind of Evil (5)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 27 Oct 1970
Benton's team emerge from the secret tunnel into the prison.

 

Additional Notes:

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Access to the gateway is closed; the photo can be taken from the battlements above it to the left - take care when leaning over!

 

Access: AdmissionStatus: recognisableGateway

Photo

Photograph taken: 2nd July 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Mind of Evil (5)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 27 Oct 1970
Benton's team enter the prison grounds through the gate.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 2nd July 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Mind of Evil (5)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 27 Oct 1970
Benton leads his team into the prison grounds.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 2nd July 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Mind of Evil (5)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 27 Oct 1970
Benton leads his team into the prison grounds.

 

Where to walk to next?

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Dover Castle (Stables) (The Mind of Evil). Head north from the gateway and follow the road round the keep to the western side of the castle (passing by the entrance to the medieval tunnels). The stables are on the right.

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Dover Castle (King's Gateway) (The Mind of Evil). Walk north from the gateway following the road around to the medieval tunnels entrance. Climb the steps leading to the bridge, and walk along into the King's Gateway barbican.

Further links about the location:

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English Heritage - Details on the Castle property.

Related Stories

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The Mind of Evil [26-28,31 Oct 1970]

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