Dover, Kent

Don’t go thinking that Dover is just that place where you catch a ferry across the English Channel, because there is so much more to it than that. For obvious reasons it’s hailed as the Gateway to England, and of course, its famous for those splendid white cliffs, but apart from that there is an unbelievable amount of things to see and do. For starters there’s a plethora of history; have a look round Dover Castle, built to ward off invasions from over the sea, or take a guided tour of the abandoned tunnels within the cliffs at Fan Bay Deep Shelter. If ancient history is more your thing you can see the Dover Bronze Age Boat or the Roman Painted House. Those with a passion for motoring will enjoy Dover Transport Museum, anyone who can’t resist a big helping of retail therapy should head to De Bradelie Wharf Shopping Outlet right on the seafront. Stroll along Dover Marina Pier and take in the phenomenal coastal views; get your lungs full of that bracing sea air and if it whips up a hunger as it’s prone to do, head for The Red Lion Public House, The Waterfront Bar & Lounge, or Dover’s oldest boozer, The White Horse.

All information correct at the time of writing.

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