Walmer Castle © English Heritage

FAQs

How do I get to Dover Castle from Dover Priory Railway Station?

To get to Dover Castle from Dover railway station, you can:

  • walk - it takes around 25 minutes! Walk for approx 5 minutes and you'll arrive at the town centre (clearly signposted). Make your way towards the Market Square and you will see Dover Visitor Information Centre at Dover Museum. You can pop in to see us for information and a map, or you can continue along Castle Street. At this point you will see the castle clearly ahead of you (unless it's a misty day!). Cross over the road at the traffic lights and continue up Castle Hill Road.  On the right hand side, you will see an English Heritage sign by a footpath which will take you directly to the castle entrance. 
  • get a bus from Pencester Road in the town centre. Stagecoach Bus Number 80 leaves approx 3 minutes past the hour, and Number 81 leaves approx 25 minutes past the hour. Please check the Stagecoach Bus website for details.
  • take a taxi which would be the quickest option and better for those with mobility difficulties as the road leading to the castle is fairly steep. From the train station a taxi would cost around £8.

For information on train travel to Dover, phone National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50, or visit the Southeastern website Southeastern website.

For further information on Dover Castle phone 01304 211067, or visit www.english-heritage.org.uk

How do I get to the White Cliffs from Dover Priory Railway Station?

The best way to get to the White Cliffs of Dover is to make your way by foot or by taxi, as there isn't a bus service.

A taxi ride will cost around £6 and take 5-10 minutes.

If you choose to walk, we suggest you head towards the town centre (about 5 minutes from the station and clearly signposted). Walk to Dover Visitor Information Centre at Dover Museum in the Market Square where you can pop in to see us for more information and a map if you wish to. The seafront is only a few steps away! Head along Bench Street and you can choose to walk along Townwall Street towards the Eastern Docks, or use the underpass to cross the busy road (where they discovered the famous Bronze Age Boat now on display at Dover Museum) and enjoy a seafront walk.

As you approach The Port of Dover - Dover Eastern Docks, you need to be on the left-hand-side. Pass by the houses at the bottom of the cliff, and you will see a footpath - this leads you up on to the cliffs. Follow the signs.

From the town centre it will take approximately 40 minutes to reach the top of the cliffs. We are sure you will wish to take many photos along the way!

The White Cliffs of Dover Visitor Centre (National Trust) is the perfect place to call in for refreshments after your walk. You can continue along the cliffs towards St Margaret's. Visit South Foreland Lighthouse and Mrs Knott's Tearoom, the Pines Gardens & Museum and great places to eat - The Cliffe Pub & Kitchen, The Coastguard Pub & Restaurant - before returning by foot or bus. The cliff top footpath continues to Kingsdown. This is all part of the Saxon Shore Way and the English Coast Path.

How do I get to London from Dover using public transport?

On arrival at Dover Ferry Terminal you can continue your journey to London by the following ways:

  • By train. A shuttle bus will take you from the Port of Dover to Dover Priory Train Station. From here you can take the HighSpeed service to London St Pancras. There are also trains to London Victoria (which is near Buckingham Palace) and London Charing Cross (near Trafalgar Square). 
  • By National Express Coach. You can buy tickets at the Passenger Terminal at The Port of Dover, Dover Dover Visitor Information Centre at Dover Museum in Market Square, and Pencester Road (Dover Town Centre). The coaches stop at the Port of Dover and at Pencester Road.

Where can I stay with my dog?

We are a nation of pet lovers so it is natural that we want to holiday with our pets instead of leaving them behind. 

We hope your questions are answered on the Pet Friendly section on this website,  but please don't hesitate to contact one of the local visitor information centres if you want to know more.

Where can I exchange currency in Dover?

In Dover, you can exchange currency at:

  • Dover Eurochange - 122 Snargate Street, Dover, Kent CT17 9DA
    Open Daily 8am-6pm
  • The Port of Dover - Bureau de Change at the Passenger Services Bureau Eastern Docks. Currency Exchange Service at Cruise Terminal One for all ports of call and for selected turnaround cruises.
  • Various Banks and Building Societies in the town. The nearest to the port are:

    • Lloyds Bank: 4 Market Square, Dover CT16 1ND
    • Barclays Bank: 21 Market Square, Dover CT16 1NH
    • Nat West Bank: 25 Market Square, Dover CT16 1NG

Where can I leave my luggage for a few hours?

We understand the bother of having to carry your luggage around with you when you have time to wait for your cruise liner or ferry. We've even witnessed some visitors wheeling suit cases behind them whilst up on the White Cliffs! Backpackers, too, need a bit of freedom from time-to-time!

Here is a guide to left luggage:

Dover Eurochange - 122 Snargate Street, Dover, Kent CT17 9DA

Please note: there are no left luggage facilities at Dover Priory Railway Station, The Port of Dover, or Cruise Terminals for security reasons.

Pebbles Kiosk & Facilities - Dover Seafront (near Premier Inn)

  • Keep-Safe Lockers which are ideal for swimmers and visitors wishing to store a few items whilst on the beach

Where can I get access to the Internet/Wi-Fi in Dover?

 Visitors to White Cliffs Country have access to the Internet and Wi-Fi at the following places:

  • Dover Library at The Dover Discovery Centre, Market Square, Dover CT16 1PH
    Tel: 03000 41 31 31
    Open Monday-Saturday
    Public Wi-Fi. Access to the public computers and the Internet. You can book a session in advance. Charges made for printing.
  • Deal Library Broad Street, Deal, Kent CT14 6ER
    Tel: 03000 41 31 31
    Open daily.
    Public Wi-Fi. Access to the public computers and Internet. You can book a session in advance. Charges made for printing.
  • Sandwich Library 13 Market Street, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9DA
    Tel: 03000 41 31 31
    Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    Public Wi-Fi. Access to public computers and Internet. You can book a session in advance. Charges made for printing.

Many cafés and restaurants allow access to Wi-Fi. Please ask a member of staff.

If you have booked accommodation in White Cliffs Country, you will usually find access to Wi-Fi is provided. Please ask when making the booking, check the facilities listed and look out for the signs.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch - we would love to hear from you and help with any enquiries you may have.

Call Dover Visitor Information Centre on 01304 201066 or Email tic@doveruk.com or pop in to see us when you arrive at Dover - we are situated in the heart of the town in Market Square.