Attractions

 
 

Dover Castle

Castle Hill Road, CT16 1HU

Standing at the gateway to Britain on the iconic White Cliffs, sits the greatest of all English fortresses with its history spanning an impressive timeline from the Romans to the Cold War. Climb the Great Tower build by Henry II, taking you back to a time of when knights imposed their power on the lands. Then explore the Secret Wartime Tunnels and see where the evacuation of the troops from Dunkirk was masterminded.

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Crabble Corn Mill

Lower Road, River, CT17 OUY

Crabble Corn mill can boast to be one of the most complete and working examples of Georgian watermill in Europe, and built to supply flour to the troops defending the Kent coast from possible invasion from Napoleon's forces. Run entirely by volunteers the mill can be seen demonstrating how flour is made traditionally by water power. The mill also hosts a range of events including the very popular Beer and Cider Festival.

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Dover Museum & Bronze Age Boat Gallery

Market Square, Dover, CT16 1PH

Dover Museum, showcases a fascinating collection telling Dover's rich and important history. Within the museum, the Bronze Age Boat Gallery exhibits the oldest known seagoing vessel thought to be some 3,000 years old.

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Dover Transport Museum

Willingdon Road, Whitfield, Dover, CT16 2JX

Dover Transport Museum features a large collection of beautifully restored vehicles many set in period street scenes, including motorbikes, steam rollers, buses, cars, trains and more. 

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Masion Dieu (Dover Town Hall)

Closed Till April 2018

Dover Town Hall, Biggin Street, CT16 1DL

Dating back to 1203, Masion Dieu is steeped in history and tells a fascinating story with changes uses over time originally built as a hostel for pilgrims en-route to Thomas Becket's Shrine at Canterbury, then following the Dissolution changing to a naval victualling depot, and later refurbishment by Victorian architects Ambrose Poynter and William Burges as used as the town hall and gaol.  

From 1st April - 31st October every Wednesday 10:00 -16:00 visitors are welcome and guided tour is provided by the Dover Society. 

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Roman Painted House

Closed Till 3rd April 2018

New Street, Dover, CT17 9AJ

Discovered by the Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit in 1970s, the Roman Paint House built about AD 200, formed part of a large mansio or official hotel for travellers across the English Channel. With its unique painted walls and under floor heating, the Roman Painted House is on of the finest examples of Roman history.

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Samphire Hoe

Samphire Road, Dover,CT17 9FL

Samphire Hoe Country Park is a unique nature reserve, created by using 4.9 million cubic metres of chalk marl from the Channel Tunnel excavations. The park is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors and wildlife and the tranquil setting never fails to impress.

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South Foreland Lighthouse

The Front, St Margarets Bay, Dover, CT15 6HP

Standing proudly on top of the White Cliffs of Dover, sits the South Foreland Lighthouse, this Victorian lighthouse used to warn ships approaching the nearby Goodwin Sands. Discover the groundbreaking experiments and early scientific inventions conducted at the lighthouse. In addition to this, the lighthouse also provides a welcome respite for walkers at the Mrs Knotts Tea Room.

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The Grand Shaft

Snargate Street, Dover,CT17 9DA

The Grand Shaft is a unique triple spiral staircase used as a defence system for the rapid movement of the troop. The Grand Shaft is opened for event days by the Western Heighhts Preservation Society. 

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Western Heights & The Drop Redoubt

Drop Redoubt Road, Dover, CT17 9DY

The Western Heights are one of the most impressive fortifications along Britains coastline, featuring a series of strong points, ditches and forts including Dover's hidden fort The Drop Redoubt. The Western Heights is accessible all year round, but look out for the special reenactment days at the Drop Redoubt.

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The White Cliffs of Dover

 

Langdon Cliffs, Upper Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 1HJ

Facing the Strait of Dover and France sits the world famous The Whites Cliffs of Dover. This stunning landmarking is a beacon for walkers and nature lovers. The cliffs provide dramatic views in this ever changing landscape.