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Dover - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama of central Dover. The picture was taken from next to Dover Tourist Information Centre and shows both one of the old town churches and a view down a market street.

Dover - FURTHER INFORMATION

Dover - Dover visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Dover' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Kent.

Dover is an important port town on the south coast of Kent in England, most famously known for Dover Castle, the White Cliffs of Dover and ferries from Dover Port to France. Dover is situated on the narrowest point of the English Channel, separated from France by a mere 22 miles across the Straits of Dover. The area around Dover has been occupied since the Stone and Bronze Ages. The Romans established a port here, calling it 'Dubris'. A Roman lighthouse still stands at Dover Castle.

Today, as well as the car ferries to France, Dover has become a popular travel destination. Visitors come to explore the ancient buildings and walk along the famous White Cliffs.

Dover - Dover Attractions

Below are some of the local attractions of Dover, some of which are shown on the Dover map:
  • Dover Castle - contains a Roman lighthouse, Saxon Chapel and Norman Keep. The hills below are laced with tunnels, from which Operation Dynamo (the Dunkirk evacuation) was planned
  • Battle of Britain Memorial - memorial to those who dies fighting the Battle of Britain in WWII and some vintage airplanes
  • Bleriot Memorial - erected near the landing site by Dover Castle in honour of the first man to fly the English Channel.
  • Captain Matthew Webb - bust of first man to swim the English Channel (1875 )
  • Charles Stewart Rolls - statue to the first man to complete a round flight over the Dover Straits to Calais and back on the same day.
  • Crabble Corn Mill - built in 1812 to supply flour for the army defending against Napoleon. Contains working museum, gift shop and tea rooms.
  • Dover Museum - museum of the history and archaeology of Dover and Kent on Market Square.
  • Dover Transport Museum - with a focus on ships and sea transport, the museum also has a collection of rail and car memorabilia.
  • Farthingle Farm - working farm and tourist attractions just outside Dover.
  • Grand Shaft - 140 feet deep shaft cut into the chalk of the Western Heights down to Dover Port.
  • Kearnsey Abbey Country Park - park and gardens set in the former ground of Kearnsey Abbey, just outside Dover.
  • Maison Dieu - built in 1203 for pilgrims, the building is now Dover Town Hall and is next to the Tourist Information Centre.
  • Roman Painted House - museum showing Roman life in Dover.
  • South Foreland Lighthouse - first electrically powered lighthouse in England, now owned by the National Trust.
  • St Edmund's Chapel - one of the oldest buildings in Dover, built in 1253.
  • St Mary's Church - Saxon and Norman church in the center of Dover.
  • Saxon Shore Way and White Cliffs Country Trail - Walking trail over the White Cliffs of Dover.
  • White Cliffs of Dover - famous chalk cliffs facing Dover Straits, popular for walking.

ADDRESS

Dover Visitor Information Centre
The Old Town Gaol
Biggin Street
Dover
Phone: 01304 205108



TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Train: Dover Priory Station.
Road: Dover is at the end of the M20 (A20) and A2, about 10 miles east of Folkestone and 75 miles southeast of London.



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