Look out and up to Dover Castle on 21st April at 8.30pm when the Beacon of the Town will be lit to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.  The lighting marks the start of an exciting programme of events in the Town to mark this very special year.  Through the centuries Dover has been visited by Kings and Queens as they travelled through the County and beyond.  A record of Her Majesty’s visit to Dover in March 1958 is held by the Town Council as both she and Prince Philip signed the Town’s historic Visitor’s Book.

The Dover Beacon is owned by the Town and maintained by Dover Town Council on behalf of the Town. The Beacon is lit on historic occasions and was last aflame to celebrate Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee.