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Dover, England

The majestic White Cliffs of Dover reign high and edge this small seaside village – renowned for its rich history, natural beauty and pastoral charm. Often called the Gateway to England, sea passage through Dover Straight offers breathtaking views of a coastline that has been a pivotal site in European history. With its fairytale castles and unspoiled scenery, a journey to Dover is always an inspiring and memorable experience.

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Dover, England

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Situated on top of the White Cliffs of Dover stands one of the best-preserved castles in the world. Visit Dover Castle and travel back in time – the massive medieval fortress was built on Roman ruins by King Henry II. Spend time exploring the breathtaking grounds and see one of Europe's best-preserved Roman lighthouses. Tour its labyrinth of secret tunnels and learn about the vital role they played during the Second World War.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Head for the Market Square and visit the Dover Museum. World-famous for its archeological treasures, like The Bronze Age Boat, the museum provides fascinating insight to Dover’s rich, layered history.
  • At the Market Square take a walk down Cannon Street to find great shopping, excellent restaurants and cosy local pubs.
  • Nature lovers can get a breathtaking, up-close view of the White Cliffs, sea and local wildlife at Samphire Hoe. This protected, man-made landscape is a stunning and peaceful setting for nature walks and picnics.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Dover is a fantastic place to sample classic English fare. Cosy village pubs offer traditional dishes, ales and locally produced cider and beers. From fish and chips stands to quaint beachside cafés, Dover offers a range of excellent dining options for a variety of tastes.

Local Currency

The pound sterling (GBP) is valid in both England and Scotland. Traveller's cheques are widely accepted in banks and credit cards can be used in most places.

Weather in Dover, England


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 42.6° 5.89°
Average Low 25° -3.89°
Mean Temperature 34° 1.11°
Record High 76° 24.44°
Record Low -5° -20.56°
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 3.4 in 8.64 cm

Before You Visit

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