Explore The Citadel

WE CALL THIS PLACE THE LITTLE CITY

The name references the original Italian roots of the word ‘citadelle’ – a diminutive meaning ‘The Little City’. Our vision is to transform the UK’s largest Napoleonic era fortress into a cultural and innovative hub that will breathe new life into Dover.

The Citadel is focused on sympathetic restoration and reinvigoration to create unique ‘work – live – rejuvenate’ spaces that will be home to an array of exciting projects, including; restaurants, eco pods, hotels, art galleries, music studios, Techfort (a haven for tech companies) and much more. Head to our Citadel Collection page to become a part of The Citadel’s new landscape.

The Little City will be connected to everything, but feel like a world of its own.

A new future for Britain’s past.

The UK’s largest Napoleonic Era fortress, embracing history creating the future…

THE CITADEL SITE

Our impressive site features 54 unique buildings, with some of the original construction dating back to 1779.


As we develop the site, we are bringing the buildings back to life, restoring the Napoleonic parts and bringing a new lease of life through sympathetic partnerships with businesses.

Experience the past, embrace the future

THE CITADEL COLLECTION

A space for community, innovation, arts, culture and culinary delights. Find out how to become a part of The Citadel Collection.

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EVENTS AT THE CITADEL

Come visit us at The Citadel for a unique experience of history, culture, arts, culinary delights, innovation, technology and more!

Having never been open to the public since works first started at the site in 1779, we welcome you to The Little City.

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We’re keen to hear from you! Whether you’d like to ask us a question, book a tour, you’re interested in hiring one of our facilities or looking to partner with us at The Citadel, please get in touch using our enquiry form. One of The Citadel team will come back to you as soon as we can. 

If youd like to email us directly, please email info@thecitadel.co.uk

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