Dover Tourist Information

Dover, the closest town in Kent to the continent, is the gateway to England. Now the world's busiest ferry port, it is famed for its range of defences and military architecture.

Dover Castle has a dramatic past, from here the French were rebuffed in 1216, and the evacuation of Dunkirk was masterminded in 1940. Today you can see displays centring on the Second World War. Visit the Old Town Gaol to experience prison life as it was during Victorian times.

Dover also offers an excavated Roman fort, the extensive Western Heights Napoleonic fortifications, and the recently enhanced exhibition at the White cliffs experience.

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