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A history school trip to Dover Castle and Kent offers your students the opportunity to explore and understand WW2 from a local perspective, to see what life was like in Britain during wartime.

You’ll visit some of the sites where Hurricanes and Spitfires took off for battle, studying the wreckages of the planes to see how developments in weaponry and transport affected the war. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about the experience of aircrews at the time.

You’ll also be able to visit secret underground tunnels, where people sheltered from the frequent air raids during the Battle of Britain. You’ll experience an authentic wartime hospital, stand on board a WW2 Destroyer and learn more about the impact of the Second World War on the local area by visiting a variety of historically significant sites.

Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)

Day 1/2



Depart school and travel to Kent

Visit to Dover Castle

Visit to Battle of Britain Memorial



Visit to the Battle of Britain Museum



Check in to accommodation

Evening meal at accommodation

Day 2/2



Breakfast at accommodation

Visit to the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum



Visit to the Ramsgate Tunnels



Return to school

What's included?

  • tick icon1 night's half-board accommodation
  • tick icon49-seater executive coach
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rate to tour operators
  • tick iconVisit to Dover Castle

Educational activities and visits

Battle of Britain Memorial

Battle of Britain Memorial

The Battle of Britain Memorial is a monument to aircrew who flew in the Battle of Britain. Students visiting the… Read More

Battle of Britain Museum

Battle of Britain Museum

The Battle of Britain Museum is home to the largest collection of memorabilia relating to the Battle of Britain, including… Read More

Dover Castle

Dover Castle

Explore and experience Dover Castle and learn about the dramatic rescue of British and allied troops during WW2. Opportunity to… Read More

Ramsgate Tunnels

Ramsgate Tunnels

Explore the UK's largest network of civilian wartime tunnels. As bombs destroyed the town above during WW2, the residents of… Read More

Spitfire and Hurricane Museum

Spitfire and Hurricane Museum

Both the Spitfire and the Hurricane were iconic war planes used by the British during WW2. The museum itself is… Read More


YHA Canterbury
YHA Canterbury

YHA Canterbury is set in a beautiful Victorian villa, and is just a short distance to the coast and Canterbury Cathedral. It offers 15 rooms split over 4 floors.

Well positioned for exploring the historic area including the Battle of Britain Memorial and the Ramsgate Tunnels.

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