Dover

Dover

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White Cliffs Country Visitor Information Centre, Dover Museum, Market Square, Dover, Kent, CT16 1PB

Tel: +441304 201 066

Dover

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Known as the ‘Gateway to England’, Dover in White Cliffs Country, Kent is an active, adventurous and authentic English town.  From fascinating history and heritage to beautiful countryside and fantastic coastal views – there is plenty to discover and explore!

Wander along the world-famous White Cliffs of Dover, take to the water for an adventure from the Sea Sports Centre, enjoy unique experiences as you uncover Dover’s hidden gems. Relax with some retail therapy or enjoy a bite to eat from one of Dover’s many eateries. Rest for the night by the sea and sleep soundly as you breathe in the coastal air, or stay in the pretty countryside of the Alkham Valley and awake to birdsong.

Things to see and do in Dover

  • Stroll along the clifftops of the White Cliffs of Dover, and take in the beautiful views over the English Channel, watching the sailing boats, fishing vessels, huge ferries and glamorous cruise ships as they enter and depart this world famous port. 
  • Visit historic South Foreland Lighthouse. This was the site of Faraday's work in pioneering the use of electricity in lighthouses and was the first to display an electrically powered signal. It was also from here that Marconi sent the first ship-to-shore radio transmission.
  • Take a leisurely walk to St. Margaret's Museum for a fascinating insight into local history, or visit the Pines Garden Gallery to see the connection between Art and Nature as interpreted by local artists.
  • Discover 2000 years of history at Dover Castle, situated on the White Cliffs and overlooking the Port of Dover - from its Roman Pharos to its medieval re-fortifications to its vital Defence role during the Second World War.
  • Take a ride onboard a steam train on the East Kent Railway – a four mile heritage railway running through some of Kent’s most beautiful countryside.
  • Experience a unique and exhilarating coastal tour with Dover Sea Safari onboard a purpose built RIB speed boat.
  • Visit the Roman Painted House. Discovered in 1970, this exceptionally preserved Roman Villa with its unique murals and underfloor heating displays life in Roman Dover.
  • Visit one of Dover’s many museums, from Crabble Corn Mill to Dover Transport Museum to the award-winning Bronze Age Boat Gallery at Dover Museum.
  • Search the range of hotels, campsites and accommodation including the highly acclaimed Hawthorn Farm Caravan and Camping Park.

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More information about Dover

White Cliffs Country Visitor Information Centre is in Dover Museum on Market Square and where you'll find plenty of information about Dover accommodation, place to visit and events

For more information visit the official tourism website for Dover.

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Known as the Gateway to England, Dover welcomes millions of visitors each year.  Come and explore our wealth of heritage and history, beautiful countryside and fantastic coastal views – there is plenty to discover!

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