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Visit Dover

Known as the 'Gateway to England', Dover welcomes millions of visitors from all over the globe every year. 

Of course, everyone knows about the beautiful and iconic White Cliffs of Dover, but have you actually taken a breathtaking walk along them? Have you discovered the wealth of history and heritage in Dover? Did you know that Dover has a 'Walkers are Welcome' status?

Stop and stay for a while and discover the true destination Dover!

Why stay in Dover?

  • It's home to the famous White Cliffs of Dover and the new Banksy mural.
  • It's packed with historical features - fantastic Dover Castle, forts, archaeological sites, and home to the unique Dover Bronze Age Boat.
  • The Port of Dover enables you to catch a ferry to France.
  • Dover is a great base when exploring picturesque Deal, medieval Sandwich, and White Cliffs Country.
  • Stay in Dover accommodation before or/and after a cruise.

Find out more about Dover

 

Art and Architecture in Dover

Art and Architecture in Dover

Description
Follow a new architectural trail, get involved with art projects and take a photo of the new Dover Banksy mural.
Banksy Mural in Dover

Banksy Mural in Dover

Description
Take a selfie by the new piece of artwork in Dover by the famous graffiti artist, Banksy.
Battle of Britain Memorial

Battle of Britain Memorial

Description
The Battle of Britain Memorial to the Few, Scramble Experience & The Geoffrey Page Centre.
Cafes and Tea Rooms in Dover

Cafes and Tea Rooms in Dover

Description
Enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea with scones and pastries – see the list of cafes and tea rooms in Dover.
Coastal Dover

Coastal Dover

Description
Dover may have a busy port and cruise terminals, but on the cliffs and along the shore at Samphire Hoe you have wildlife and tranquility.
Crabble Corn Mill

Crabble Corn Mill

Description
One of the most complete and working examples of a Georgian watermill in Europe.
Cruise Dover

Cruise Dover

Description
For information about travelling to Dover, Cruise parking, Cruise Shuttle Bus Services, Cruise Excursions and suggested Itineraries.
De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet

Description
Seaside shopping at Dover Seafront!
Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

Description
A self-guided trail route, marked by distinctive Bluebird Heritage Trail bronze pavement markers, links 31 of Dover's historic buildings.
Dover Castle

Dover Castle

Description
Discover 2000 years of history at Dover Castle and have an amazing day out!
Dover Marina

Dover Marina

Description
Situated below the iconic White Cliffs of Dover with 400 berths and excellent facilities.
Dover Museum

Dover Museum

Description
The district's largest and most varied museum with a range of fascinating objects, models and original pictures showing the history and archaeology of Dover.
Dover Sea Safari

Dover Sea Safari

Description
An exhilarating experience with a coastal tour like no other...seal spotting, Goodwin Sands, Deal and beyond.
Dover Sea Sports Centre

Dover Sea Sports Centre

Description
Offering such an exciting range of water-based activities.
Dover Town Hall ~ Maison Dieu

Dover Town Hall ~ Maison Dieu

Description
Founded by Hubert de Burgh, then the Constable of Dover Castle in 1203. Discover the history of Dover's 800-year old Maison Dieu.
Dover Transport Museum

Dover Transport Museum

Description
Over fifty historic road vehicles, many set in period street scenes, with shops and displays showing off the many exhibits and artefacts, and a vintage garage.
Dover Western Heights

Dover Western Heights

Description
One of the most important and impressive fortifications in Britain.
Events in Dover

Events in Dover

Description
There are plenty of colourful and cultural Events in Dover. Find out more...
Fan Bay Deep Shelter

Fan Bay Deep Shelter

Description
These abandoned and forgotten Second World War tunnels within the White Cliffs of Dover remind us of a time past. Take a guided tour!
History and Heritage in Dover

History and Heritage in Dover

Description
Don't just rush to Dover to catch a ferry! Stay and discover the town's impressive history.
Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment and Queen's Regiment Museum

Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment and Queen's Regiment Museum

Description
The collection traces the history of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, direct successor of twelve forbear regiments through four and a quarter centuries.
Pubs and Bars in Dover

Pubs and Bars in Dover

Description
From Britain's first micro cider house to the oldest pub in Dover – see the list of Pubs, Micropubs, Inns and Bars in Dover.
Restaurants in Dover

Restaurants in Dover

Description
From fresh, seasonal, local fish to Italian and traditional English Fare – see the list of restaurants in Dover.
Roman Painted House

Roman Painted House

Description
Built about AD 200 and part of a large mansio or official hotel for travellers crossing the English Channel. Unique frescoes and elaborate under floor heating.
Samphire Hoe

Samphire Hoe

Description
A stunning location made from the material dug to create the Channel Tunnel. Perfect for walks, wildlife and activities.
St Edmund's Chapel

St Edmund's Chapel

Description
St Edmund's Chapel is one of the smallest churches in England in regular use. The chapel was consecrated in 1253 by Richard, Bishop of Chichester.
St Mary's Church, Dover

St Mary's Church, Dover

Description
The parish church of St Mary-the-Virgin is nearly 1000 years old, and is situated in the heart of Dover just along from Market Square.
The Grand Shaft

The Grand Shaft

Description
A unique triple staircase, winding round a central light-well, dropping 140 feet through the cliffs. Built during the Napoleonic Wars.
Visit Dover

Visit Dover

Description
Known as the Gateway to England, Dover welcomes millions of visitors. Discover its rich heritage, visit Dover Castle and walk along the iconic White Cliffs.
Walking and Trails in Dover

Walking and Trails in Dover

Description
Enjoy excellent walking opportunities, events and a variety of coastal and countryside routes in and around Dover.
White Cliffs of Dover

White Cliffs of Dover

Description
There can be no doubt that The White Cliffs of Dover are one of this country's most spectacular natural features.
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