Dover - 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

Film and TV in Dover

Firsts across the English Channel

Literary Connections - Dover

Literary Connections - St Margaret's

eat & drink in Dover

Alkham Valley Tea Rooms

Breakwater Brewery & Taproom

Hythe Bay Seafood Restaurant at Dover

Mr. White's English Chophouse

Mrs Knott's Tea Room

The Allotment

The Boardwalk Café at De Bradelei Wharf

The Coastguard

The Lantern Inn

The Marquis of Granby

The Olive Tree Restaurant

The Waterfront Bar and Lounge

The Weigh-Inn

The White Cliffs Bunkhouse Kitchen and Bar

The White Horse

Waterfront Cafe at Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel

Wheeler’s Fish & Chips

White Cliffs Visitor Centre and Coffee Shop

stay in Dover

Abbots Cliff House

Alkham Court

Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa

Bleriots

Brambles Bed & Breakfast Kent

Castle House

Churchill Guest House

Greenhill Glamping & Holiday Let

Hawthorn Farm

Keswick House

Leaf Hotel Dover

Lenox House

Little Satmar Holiday Park

Longfield Guest House

Maison Dieu Guest House

Norman Guest House

Number One Guest House

Premier Inn Dover Central

Premier Inn Dover East

Premier Inn Dover West

Rolles Court

Romany Dreams Gypsy Wagon Bed & Breakfast Experience

St Margaret's Bay Holiday Park

Strathmore

The Connaught

The Old Fire Station

The White Cliffs Bunkhouse

Travelodge Dover

things to do in Dover

Archcliffe Fort

Balance Spa & Health Club

Battle of Britain Memorial

Bleriot Memorial

Blue Fish Cabaret Wine Bar

Braeside Equestrian Centre

Chalk and Channel Way

CHALKUP21 Art & Architecture Trail

Channel Gliding Club

Cineworld

Coker Fishing Trips

Connaught Park

Crabble Corn Mill

Cross channel swimming

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Outlet

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

Dover Castle

Dover District Leisure Centre

Dover Greeters

Dover Harbour

Dover Marina

Dover Marina Pier

Dover Museum

Dover Sea Safari

Dover Sea Sports Centre

Dover Tours

Dover Town Hall

Dover Town Hall Tours

Dover Transport Museum

Dover's Bluebird Market

Drop Redoubt

East Kent Railway

Elvington and Eythorne Heritage Centre

Fan Bay Deep Shelter

Fort Burgoyne

Frontline Britain Trail

Gamebase & Playbase

Get Lost Escape Rooms

Grand Shaft

Kearsney Parks

Knights Templar

Little Farthingloe Farm

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Martin Gorse Wood Clay Pigeon Club

my GALLERY

North Downs Way

Owl House Riding Centre

Pebbles Kiosk & Facilities

Pencester Gardens

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

Roman Painted House

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

Samphire Hoe

Shakespeare Beach

Shopping in Dover

Silver Screen Cinema

South Foreland Lighthouse

South Foreland Walk

St Edmund's Chapel

St James Retail and Leisure Park

St Mary's Church Capel-le-Ferne

St Mary's Church Dover

The Booking Hall

The Pines Calyx Garden

The Pines Garden Gallery

The Roundhouse Theatre

Tranquility

VRVE

Waterfront Spa & Health Club

Western Heights

Western Heights Nature Reserve

Western Heights walks

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

White Cliffs of Dover

Women’s Land Army Museum