An active, adventurous and authentic English historic town: Visit Dover, Kent, in the Garden of England
'An active, adventurous and authentic English historic town'
White Cliffs Country takes its name from Dover’s iconic chalk coastline and spectacular natural feature: the White Cliffs of Dover. A clifftop walk along the world-famous White Cliffs - top of many people's bucket-lists and post-lockdown wish-lists - is a must-do for your visit, with breath-taking views across the English Channel. Spot France in the distance and watch the cruise ships and ferries as they enter and depart from Dover Harbour.
There is a huge variety of coastal and countryside routes to explore on Dover walks, through beautiful rural landscapes with rare chalk grassland habitat and stunning panoramic views, suitable for all ages and abilities. Dover is proud to have been awarded the Walkers Are Welcome status and the town organises many walking events, including an annual Walking Festival. There are plenty of cycle trails to explore, including the Chalk and Channel Way, which takes in the rugged beauty of the White Cliffs.
You'll find dozens of unmissable activities in Dover and plenty of exciting experiences here for all the family to enjoy. Outdoor lovers can sample a wide selection of watersports at Dover Sea Sports Centre, or join an exhilarating Sea Safari to view the White Cliffs from the water and see seals in their natural environment. But there’s another captivating side to Dover: the town’s unique history and heritage. The so-called ‘Gateway to England’ has been a significant port since Roman times. Thanks to its close proximity to France, Dover played a crucial defensive role in World World II. You'll find the story of all of this, and more, unfolds in Dover Castle and the Dover tunnels, as well as in the town's forts and many other sites of historical interest. Don't miss Dover Museum, which proudly houses the world's oldest surviving sea-going vessel: the 3000 year old Bronze Age Boat is on display here, just yards from where it was originally discovered.
Being immersed in history, adventure and outdoor pursuits is hungry work. As you’d expect from such a vibrant port town, there are plenty of places to eat in Dover - allowing you to rest and refuel. From fancy fine dining to good old fish & chips, Dover’s restaurants include something to suit everyone's tastes. Browse our list of eating establishments in Dover and take your pick.
Full of hidden gems for you to uncover, a visit to the town of Dover is sure not to disappoint - so why not book your stay today?
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