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. While a walk along the famous clifftops is not to be missed, there’s plenty more for all the family to enjoy.
Ramblers, of course, should rejoice. After all, there’s a huge variety of coastal and countryside routes to explore, all with stunning panoramic views. In fact, Dover is proud to have been awarded the Walkers Are Welcome status. The town organises many events to cater for them, including an annual Walking Festival. Outdoor lovers can sample a wide selection of water sports too, including an exhilarating Sea Safari.
But there’s another captivating side to Dover: this has to be 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, it played a crucial defensive role in World World II. You'll find the story of all this, and more, told by Dover’s many castles, forts, museums, and other sites of historical interest.
Being immersed in history can, of course, be hungry work. So, as you’d expect from such a vibrant port town, there are plenty of places to rest and refuel. From fancy fine dining to good old fish & chips, Dover’s foodie scene includes something for everyone.
Live Webcam: View of Dover beach, harbour, castle and White Cliffs with Dover Sea Safari, via Skyline Webcams.
The Dover Webcam - look before you book!
As you plan and finalise your visit to Dover and White Cliffs Country. Discover more and enjoy a live, 24/7, view of Dover beach, harbour, castle and White Cliffs with Dover Sea Safari via Skyline Webcams.
Experience Dover and explore your next great ‘staycation’ and ‘daycation’ destination.
discover more in Dover
eat & drink in Dover
stay in Dover
things to do in Dover