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Dover

Dover is a town and port on the Southern Coast of England, in the county of Kent. It is located right on the narrowest point of the English Channel and is only twenty-one miles from the coast of France. Naturally, Dover has been one of the main points of entry from Europe to the UK and today is a major ferry port, with an estimated 14 million passengers passing through each year.  

The town’s long port and shipping history can be discovered at the Dover Museum, which is located in Market Square, in the centre of the town. There are artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age (most notably the Bronze Age boat) as well as glass and pottery dating back to the time of the Roman Empire. Dover played a vital role for Britain in both World Wars, and this is also documented in the museum. Opening hours are from 10:30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 12:30pm to 5pm on Sundays. Admission is £2.50 for adults.

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Why visit Dover ?


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One of the main points of entry from Europe to the UK

Dover is best known for its famous white cliffs that stretch for about 12 miles along the coast

The Dover Transport Museum was founded in 1980 and accounts the areas history in transportation. There are old vehicles on display as well as scale models of trains, planes, and towns of the area. It is located on Willingdon Road; about 3 kilometres form the centre of the town. Opening times are 10:30am to 5pm daily, between Easter and September and 10:30am to 3:30pm for the rest of the year.  

Dover is best known for its famous white cliffs that stretch for almost 20 kilometres along the coast. Some of the cliff faces are over 100 metres in height and are made of chalk, giving them their unique white feature. They have been an important landmark throughout history, due to their close proximity to the European continent. Julius Caesar is said to have first tried to land here around 55 AD, when the Romans came to invade Britain, but was deterred by all the natives lining the edge of the cliffs. The White Cliffs also saw plenty of action during both World Wars. During the Second World War, the British Forces carved out a maze of secret tunnels by the cliff face, where the evacuation of Dunkirk was masterminded. These tunnels are now open to visitors. Cliff top paths are provided for walking, which offer an elevated view of the English Channel. The Northern Coast of France can also be seen on a clear day.  

There are numerous transport options when visiting Dover. The cruise liners, P&O Ferries and Sea France sail to Calais, Zebrugge, and Boulogne several times a day. The A2 connects Dover to the rest of the Kent countryside and also provides a direct route to London via the M2, with an approximate journey time of two and a half hours. Trains depart for central London on a regular basis daily and take roughly 2 hours to get to London Victoria Station.  

As Dover experiences such a large amount of visitors every year, the town provides plenty of choice in accommodation, with B&B’s, guesthouses major hotels all servicing the area.

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