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Known as the Gateway to England, Dover welcomes millions of visitors from all over the globe every year.White Cliffs of Dover - Copyright David Lewing

You can enjoy fantastic, breathtaking views from the top of the White Cliffs of Dover.

This ‘iconic’ stretch of coastline has been voted Britain’s favourite and are a welcome sight to millions of travellers.

Wander along the famous White Cliffs and follow the path to the South Foreland Lighthouse where Marconi made his first radio transmission.

Explore deep below the chalk cliffs with a guided tour of the newly opened Second World War Fan Bay Deep Shelter and First World War Sound Mirrors.

Dover Castle Gateway - Copyright VJM 2013Explore Dover's rich heritage. Step inside the amazing Great Tower at Dover Castle and immerse yourself in the royal court of King Henry II. Experience the vibrant colour and opulence of one of medieval England's most important castles. Discover the Secret Wartime Tunnels where the Dunkirk evacuation was masterminded, visit the Anglo Saxon Church and Roman Pharos Lighthouse.

The first “Cross Channel Ferry” was discovered here in 1992. The Dover Bronze Age Boat is the world's oldest known seagoing boat and is now on permanent display at the Dover Museum

Bring your camera to the latest Banksy Mural in Dover!

Come and see where the Romans lived in the well preserved remains of the Roman Painted House. Visit the Napoleonic Fort with unique triple staircase, the Grand Shaft.                  

For some retail therapy De Bradelei Designer Outlet has everything for the avid shopper.

Dover has been awarded the 'Walkers are Welcome' status. Locals and visitors can enjoy excellent walking opportunities, events and a variety of coastal and countryside routes. You can learn about our history and discover the historical treasures of our town by following the Bluebird Heritage Trail.

      Dover Bronze Age Boat - Copyright Dover Museum  Dover-Marina-1  

Action seekers are equally spoilt for choice. Our Water Sports Centre offers powerboating, windsurfing, sailing, paddle boarding and all sorts. Dover Sea Safari will be able to satisfy most adrenaline junkies! Seal spotting, White Cliffs tours and coastal trips - take your pick!

Whenever and however you choose to spend your holiday, Dover has so much to discover, whether you decide to stay for a week or a weekend.

       Dover Sea Sport Centre  Dover Sea Safari

Why stay in Dover?

  • It's home to the famous White Cliffs of Dover.
  • It's packed with historical features - 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.

Great places to Stay in Dover

Dover Hotel, Guest House and Self Catering information >>>

Where to Eat & Drink in Dover

Dover Restaurants, Tea Rooms, Cafés, Pubs and Micropubs >>>

Things to Do in Dover

Dover Attractions, Events and Places to Go >>>

Banksy Mural Dover © Dover District Council

Don't forget your camera when visiting the new Banksy Mural in Dover!

Dover Visitor Information Centre

Pop in to Dover Visitor Information Centre for advice, maps, brochures, bookings and gifts.

Frequently asked questions about visiting Dover >>>

Dover Travel Information

Dover - The Gateway of England

Travel to Dover by foot, bicycle, car, bus, coach, rail, air and sea!

Find out where to park in Dover >>>

Download a map of Dover >>> 


Cruise Dover

Visit our Cruise Dover section for information about travelling to Dover, Cruise parking, Cruise Shuttle Bus Services, Cruise Excursions and suggested Itineraries.

The Port of Dover

The Port of Dover travel advice and useful links >>>                              


Dover Seafront

Stroll along Dover Seafront 


Dover Museum & Visitor Information Centre - D Bogue

Visit Dover Museum & the Bronze Age Boat Gallery 



Dover Marina 3  
Hear the seagulls calling at Dover Marina


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