Fan Bay Deep Shelter


Type:Walking Tour

Langdon Cliffs, Dover, Kent, CT16 1HJ

Tel: 01304 207326

Look inside Fan Bay Deep Shelter


Take a journey into the past on a guided tour of Fan Bay Deep Shelter in the White Cliffs of Dover. 

 Recently opened to the public the tunnels were constructed in 1940/41 as accommodation for the gun battery above.  Book a guided tour and follow your guide deep into the cliffs where the 125 steps take you in and out of the shelter 70 feet underground.    The tunnels are unlit so the only light will come from head torches.

Booking is essential – see website for opening times and admission prices.

Admission to the tunnels is by timed ticket only, including members. You will need to visit the Fan Bay Ticket Office next to the White Cliffs Visitor Centre to book your tickets and a collect a map to the site, before walking to the tunnels.

There is an age restriction of 12 as we do not think the raw nature of the tunnels is suitable for under this age.

It takes 45 minutes to walk to the tunnels, which are located 1 ½ miles from the White Cliffs Visitor Centre.

The tunnels are only accessible by 125 steep steps to get into the shelter and back out again. All visitors must have sensible shoes or boots to visit the tunnels, sandals and heeled shoes are not suitable; access to the tunnels could be refused if footwear is unsuitable.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.00 per ticket
Child (12-16)£5.00 per ticket

We have 108 tickets available each day the tunnels are open. Tickets are only available from the Fan Bay ticket office at the White Cliffs of Dover.


Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Children - Over 12s


Map & Directions

Opening Times

* The tours run every half hour from 11am to 3pm, although tours may finish early if the weather is bad.
The tunnels will be open Friday to Monday from the end of March to the end of October, plus some additional days during the summer.

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