Type:Towns & Villages

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

Tel: +441304 201 066



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

Wander along the famous White Cliffs of Dover, why not take to the water and try an activity at the Sea Sports Centre,  enjoy some retail therapy or simply relax in one of the many places to eat Dover has to offer.

Things to see and do in Dover

  • Wander along the top of the White Cliffs of Dover, looking out over the English Channel at the sailing boats, fishing vessels and huge ferries as they float by. 
  • Visit South Foreland Lighthouse. This historic building 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.
  • Take a leisurely stroll to St. Margaret's Museum – a fascinating insight into local history.
  • Situated above the White Cliffs of Dover, discover 2000 years of history at Dover Castle
  • 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.
  • Discovered in 1970, visit the Roman Painted House, this exceptionally preserved Roman Villa with unique murals, underfloor heating and displays of Roman Dover.
  • Visit one of the many museums, from a Georgian watermill to displays on local transport history and 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.

Linger a while in Dover itself and you'll discover a town that has been at the centre of important British historical events for centuries. You'll find everything from Battle of Britain artefacts, to the towering Dover Castle where French troops were held at bay in 1216. Later the evacuation of Dunkirk was planned from here in 1940.

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More information about Dover

Dover 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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