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Prior to leaving for England I had put Dover on my itinerary but, with a question mark. It was a fellow traveler, at my Bed & Breakfast, that convince me I should visit the city.


Photo above - White (chalk) cliffs of Dover as viewed from Dover beach.

Dover is rich in history, located only 28 miles from France, Dover has been a key settlement in facilitating trade, immigration and military invasion.

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Main sights of Dover:
Dover Castle
Dover Museum
official site

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Dover City Council
Wickipedia
Dover Port
A sea view of the Cliffs of Dover

 


Photo Above - Dover castle sets high above the city of Dover.

Today, the primary reason to visit Dover is to explore Dover Castle but you might also want to visit the Bronze age boat, discovered in Dover and is possibly, at 3500 years of age, the oldest "sea going" vessel ever found.


Photo Above - a view of Dover from Dover Castle.

Since I wanted to get a photo of the white cliff and the city, we parked the car in the first city lot we found. Thinking I might acquire a few photos on the way, I foolishly opted to walk from Dover up to the castle.

While walking up to the castle is not overwhelming, once you enter the castle gate there is plenty more walking to be done, much of it is still up hill. I would recommend parking in the castle parking lot located right on the castle's grounds.


Photo Above - Tunnels were carved in to the cliffs during the Napoleonic Wars and World War II. In order to provide ventilation, the ends of some of the Napoleonic tunnels extended to the edge of the cliffs . As seen in the photo above, today, these tunnel ends are covered in white framed glass.

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Information on this page comes form my July, 2006 visit to England
This page last updated August 2006