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Dover

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Castles · Geologic Formations · Beaches
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. It faces France across the strait of Dover, the narrowest part of the English Channel, and lies south-east of Canterbury; east of Kent's county town Maidstone; and north-east along the coastline from Dungeness and Hastings. The town is the administrative centre of the Dover District and home of the Dover Calais ferry through the Port of Dover. The surrounding chalk cliffs are known as the White Cliffs of Dover.Its strategic position has been evident throughout its history: archaeological finds have revealed that the area has always been a focus for peoples entering and leaving Britain. The name of the town derives from the name of the river that flows through it, the River Dour. The town has been inhabited since the Stone Age according to archaeological finds, and Dover is one of only a few places in Britain - London, Edinburgh, and Cornwall being other examples - to have a corresponding name in the French language, Douvres.
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Popular things to do in Dover

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Castle
Dover Castle
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Duration: 4 hours
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Geologic Formation
The White Cliffs of Dover
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Dover Sea Safari
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
Secret Wartime Tunnels
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Dover

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Ride / Activity
Dreamland Margate Margate
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Duration: 8 hours
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Landmark
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Folkestone
3.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Neighborhood
Old Town Hastings Hastings
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Zoo
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park Lympne
2.3
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Dover

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Lighthouse
South Foreland Lighthouse
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
St Margaret-at-Cliffe St Margaret's Bay
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Dover Transport Museum Whitfield
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Samphire Hoe
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Dover

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Historic Site
Roman Painted House
3.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Church
St. Nicholas Church Barfrestone
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
St Mary's Church
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Lighthouse
Roman Lighthouse
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Dover

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History Museum
Dover Museum
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
St Margaret's Museum St Margaret's at Cliffe
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Crabble Corn Mill River
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Military Museum
PWRR & Queen's Regimental Museum
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Dover

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Park
Kearsney Abbey Gardens River
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Russell Gardens River
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Connaught Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

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