White Cliffs Country has launched a new self-guided tour through its own “Bond country” - across Deal, Dover, Sandwich and beyond - celebrating 007's connections to the destination.
Excitement is peaking for the release of the new James Bond movie, “No Time To Die” and now visitors to White Cliffs Country can follow the spy trail around Deal, Dover, Sandwich and beyond!
A brand new Story Map trail has been launched on the White Cliffs Country website, enabling visitors to White Cliffs Country to visualize a self-guided tour around the locations of Deal, Dover, Sandwich and beyond with close connections to the 007 stories – and connections to the area’s famous former resident and author of the James Bond novels, Ian Fleming.
Fleming had a beach house in White Cliffs Country (©DDC)
Ian Fleming once lived in an Art Deco beach house called “White Cliffs” at St Margaret’s Bay and it was whilst resident in the historic seaside village near Dover that he wrote ‘Moonraker’ - one of the most well-known and best-loved Bond novels.
Many locations across Deal, Dover and Sandwich are well regarded as having provided inspiration for Fleming, whilst he was creating his stories of Britain’s most famous fictional spy from his coastal home in St Margaret’s Bay.
A self-guided itinerary through the “Bond hotspots” of White Cliffs Country is available on the White Cliffs Country website, which takes in the landmarks, heritage sites and establishments that have featured in Bond novels including ‘Moonraker’ and in the Bond movie ‘Diamonds are Forever’.
"On the edge of the cliffs, between Dover and Deal"... was Kingsdown the home of Hugo Drax' rocket research facility? (©DDC)
Now, the new accompanying Story Map offers visitors the chance to see where they’re headed and plan a super spy-themed adventure this Autumn – taking in some of the excellent places nearby to visit, discover and explore whilst enjoying a trip to Deal, Dover, Sandwich and beyond.
Fleming played golf in Sandwich... was this the inspiration for Bond and Goldfinger's match? (©Royal St George's Golf Club)
With White Cliffs Country basking in Autumn splendour as the countryside surrounding Deal, Dover and Sandwich comes alive with the colours of the season, the new Bond-themed story map trail offers visitors an exciting new route to follow with interesting facts to uncover, whilst enjoying beautiful outdoor spaces and learning more about the literary connections, history and heritage of the destination.