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Dover : Michelin's recommendations


Flanked by the famous white cliffs, Dover has been England’s gateway since Roman times. Ferries, hovercraft and hydrofoils operate from here, reflecting the fact that the opening of the Channel Tunnel had only a marginal effect on the port’s cross-channel activity. Dover was the Kentish town most affected by German shells and bombs incoming from the French coast. The reconstruction efforts undertaken after the war, however, revealed the archaeological importance of the ancient port.

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Tourist attractions Dover : Things to see and do

  • White Cliffs Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Upper GB - Dover CT16 1HJ

    A 4km-walk along the clifftop leads to South Foreland lighthouse, from where there are extraordinary views of the cliffs, Dover, the Channel and, on a clear day, France.

  • Dover Castle Recommended Recommended

    Castle Hill Road GB - Dover CT16 1HU

    The Romans built a lighthouse (Pharos) on this site, and a church (St Mary de Castro) was later founded by the Saxons. William the Conqueror reinforced the fortifications, and the superb keep was added around 1180, with a surrounding wall. The Consta..

  • Roman Painted House

    New Street GB - Dover CT17 9AJ

    This Roman house has the most attractive murals seen in an interior north of the Alps. It also has a wall that formed part of a Saxon fort.

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Hotels Dover

  • St. Margaret's Hotel

    Reach Road, St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe GB - Saint Margaretʼs at Cliffe CT15 6AG

    1 mile from the famous white cliffs of Dover, this hotel is located within St. Margaret's Bay Holiday Park. Guests have free access to 2 indoor pools, a sauna and various entertainments. Each of the modern guest rooms is well-equipped with a flat-sc..

  • Premier Inn Dover East Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Jubilee Way. Guston Wood GB - Dover CT15 5FD

    Prix Prices from : 55 £

    Just a 5-minute drive from Dover’s centre, this Premier Inn provides a cooked buffet breakfast and free parking. Its modern, bright rooms include private bathrooms with free toiletries. Each of the colourful rooms offers a TV, tea/coffee facilities ..

  • Premier Inn Dover - A20 Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Folkestone Road GB - Dover CT15 7AB

    Prix Prices from : 45 £

    Ideally located, Premier Inn Dover (A20) combines comfortable accommodation with good value, providing the perfect base to explore Dover and the surrounding area. Some of the comfortable rooms at Premier Inn can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children (..

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Restaurants Dover

  • Victuals & Co Quite comfortable restaurant 

    St Georges Passage GB - CT14 6TA Deal

    Found down a narrow passageway, this enthusiastically run restaurant is named after the victuallers who supplied the local ships. Classic dishes are given modern twists; try some small plates followed by a tasting plate at lunch.

  • Dunkerley's Comfortable restaurant 

    19 Beach St. GB - CT14 7AH Deal

    Traditional hotel restaurant with original stained glass windows, a terrace and views over the Channel. Cooking is hearty, with plenty of seafood on offer. Specials usually come from the day boats and there's a good range of wines.

  • Wallett's Court Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    West Cliffe, St Margaret's at Cliffe GB - CT15 6EW Dover

  • Marquis Comfortable restaurant 

    Alkham Valley Rd. GB - CT15 7DF Alkham

    Fashionable former pub with a smart bar, a stylish dining room and a relaxed atmosphere. Accomplished cooking features classical combinations with original touches; portions are generous and presentation is modern. 'Foraging' and 'Tasting' menus are ..

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