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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

    rd. Upper

    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

    rd. Castle Hill

    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..

  • There are just two Roman Churches in Dover. St-Mary's Church remains in tact but St Jame's Church is in ruins. The Hall of Maison Dieu (14C.) and Maison Dieu House (17C. have also survived, both in Biggin Street and Waterloo Crescent by Phillip Hardw..

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Hotels Dover

  • Wallett's Court Dover Spa Hotel

    Westcliffe, St. Margaret's-At-Cliffe GB - Dover CT15 6EW

    This Grade II listed Jacobean manor is set within lush Dover countryside, offering luxury rooms with LCD TV/DVD players and bathrobes, an award-winning restaurant, and extensive spa facilities. With private bathrooms and historic period features, ro..

  • St. Margaret's Hotel

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

    Prix Prices from : 39 £

    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 - A20

    Folkestone Road GB - Dover CT15 7AB

    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

  • 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 ..

  • 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

  • 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.

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