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  • 1 White Cliffs Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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.

  • 2 Dover Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 3 Roman Painted House

    Archaeological and historical sites

    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.

  • 4 The Town

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GB - Dover

    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..

  • 5 Dover Museum

    Museums and art

    Market GB - Dover CT16 1PB

    In a spacious setting, relics from every period of the town's long history are exhibited here, including a piece from a 3100 year-old bronze age boat, discovered close to the museum in 1992.

  • 6 Western Heights

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    South Military Road GB - Dover CT16

    On the chalky embankment you will see the elaborate 5km fortifications which rise up from the port towards the cliff named by Shakespeare, amongst which are the redoubt built in 1808 and the magnificent triple stairway of the big well (42m), designed..

  • 7 Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Marine GB - Deal CT14 7BA

    To resemble the rose of the Tudors, the solid castle built under the reign of Henry VIII was designed with "petals", concentric bastions where heavy arms were used to fight off attacks from the sea.

  • 8 Walmer Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kingsdown GB - Deal CT14 7LJ

    Walmer Castle was turned into an elegant home with some fine 18C gardens. Once official residence of the Lords Warden of the Cinque Ports (five ports: Dover, Hastings, Hythe, Sandwich and Romney), the castle recently became the Queen Mother's. There ..

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