Your Essential Travel Guide To Dover

History in Dover

Discover Things To Do In Dover

Dover in Kent boasts a rich history, with artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age, such as the world’s oldest seagoing boat. Because of the city's long and eventful history, there is so much to see and do. Visit the area’s ancient castle, churches and ruins to immerse yourself in the city’s heritage or peruse the Dover Museum. This is one of the largest and most varied museums and admission is free!

If you want to escape into nature, enjoy organised fishing trips, as well as hiking and cycling routes throughout Kent’s countryside.

Nature in Dover

Explore the nature

Discover Dover on foot and hike the lengthy alabaster coastline which is part of the Seven Sisters cliff range in England’s South Downs National Park. The diverse terrain gives you the opportunity to observe rare plants and birds, with panoramic views of the English Channel. Head inland, deeper into the National Park, for lengthy trails, rolling English hillside and forestry.

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Things to do in Dover

Start your visit with a walk along the cliffs of Dover, offering stunning views of the English coast and the English Channel. Next, visit the famous Dover Castle, one of England's finest castles and a symbol of the city's history. History buffs can visit the Dover Tunnels, located beneath the castle, which offers a unique experience to learn about the history of the Port of Dover and its role in WWII.

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Dover Castle is one of the largest castles in the country and has played an important role in the defence of England since it was built in 1066 until the middle of the 20th century.

During your visit to the castle you can learn about the medieval underground network that lies beneath it, or check out the Secret Wartime Tunnels for an insight into the expedition of the allied forces across the Channel during Operation Dynamo in 1940.

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Gateway to the UK

Our Dover port offers fantastic access to the rest of England and the UK after your short ferry crossing from Dunkirk or Calais in France. Discover all Dover has to offer before exploring the rest of the coastal region of Kent and the UK.

England’s vibrant capital of London is conveniently just a short car or train journey away, too.

White cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover

The iconic white cliffs of Dover are one of England's biggest tourist attractions. With a height of 110 meters, they offer breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and the city of Dover. The White Cliffs of Dover were formed millions of years ago and have since become the symbol of Britain, representing freedom and safety for sailors seeking to return home. Visitors can walk along the cliffs to take in the views or follow one of the many hiking trails that run along the coast. The White Cliffs of Dover are a must-see attraction when visiting the region.

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