Located in Dover, England

The Citadel is one of Kent‘s most unique and versatile filming locations with over 50 buildings through different eras dating back from the 1770s set within UK’s most impressive Napoleonic fortress.

The site has a large carpark ideally suited large unit base. Being only an hour away on the fast train from St. Pancras it’s a quick journey to London.

The Citadel has previously been used for a variety of productions ranging from big budget feature films to high end music promos and everything in between. The main prison block dating back from the 1970s is the only one in private ownership in the UK the other 14 are active prisons within Her Majesty’s prison service.

About Us

The Citadel, located on Dover's Western Heights was constructed in the late 1700's as a port of defence during the Napoleonic war and has since been used for a variety of purposes.

Most recently it has been used as a borstal, prison and immigration detention centre up until its closure in 2015. Prior to that it was used as a barracks during both world wars. Given its rich history, this location features architecture from a wide range of time periods and a huge contrast between a modern prison and a forgotten wartime barracks.

What we provide
Locations within The Citadel include over 50 buildings:
  • Prison wings / prison cells
  • Guard room
  • Disused Gymnasium
  • Disused canteen
  • Disused astroturf football / basketball cage
  • WWII bunkers
  • Disused network of underground tunnels
  • Officers' Quarters
  • Moat/ditch
  • Variety of disused workshops
  • Disused armoury
  • Well and pump house
  • Disused rifle range
  • Barrack huts
  • Fortified casemate's
Other Info:
  • Highest point in Dover
  • No risk of theft (24/7 on-site security)
  • Impressive 360 views over English Channel and Dover area
  • Grade 2 listed accommodation building and gate house
  • Good access to road, rail and ferry networks
  • Located 1 mile from the town centre and Dover Priory station
  • 33 acres / 13 hectares
Our Location
The Citadel
Citadel Road
CT17 9DR