There are many places to visit in Dover, with the famous Dover Castle and White Cliffs, museums, leisure and sports centres. There’s a great choice for restaurants and you’ll find a good selection of different menus to suit all tastes and budgets, and if you’re looking for a lively night out, the town offers a large range of pubs and bars of all styles.
There’s a good range of shops in the town with many independent stores, along with regular markets. Business conference venues in the town include those at the The Centre Spot and Pines Calyx, and the nearest airport for international flights is Gatwick Airport.
Dover Car Hire
Wherever you are in Dover, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Dover car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
While in Dover you can visit some of these places:
Come and visit this 12th century Castle, a distinctive landmark of Dover, and look around this impressive fortress which is England’s largest Castle, and learn all about its rich past, being an important defensive building throughout its history. Visitors can explore the Great Tower and see the recreated 12th century King’s Chamber, and the secret tunnels dug into the cliffs in the Napoleonic Wars and learn about their role during the Second World War and use during the Cold War.
The White Cliffs of Dover
Come and see the iconic landmark of the Dover, the White Cliffs, and take a scenic walk along the top of the cliffs enjoying great views across the English Channel to the coast of France, along with Dover port. You can enjoy the nature of the grassland here with many plants, and birds such kestrels, peregrines, skylarks and linnets.
South Foreland Lighthouse
You can make a visit to this Victorian Lighthouse that alerted sailors to the dangerous Goodwin sands and guided them safely across the area. You can look around the Lighthouse and learn about its history, being the first lighthouse in the world to have an electric light, and you can have great view across the sea from the top.
Visit this Museum which houses fascinating exhibits relating to the history of the area. Here you can see many exhibits and displays, including how Dover has grown through the ages with scale models of the town. You can also see the Bronze Age Dover Boat and many interactive displays and replicas about the Bronze Age.
Dover Transport Museum
This Museum has many vehicles on display and makes an interesting visit for all ages, and include vintage cars, buses, steam roller, lorries and bicycles. There are recreated period streets and shops, and you can also see models of ships and other vehicles, together with charming model railways.
Dover Sea Safari
For a fun and different experience, why not take the Dover Sea Safari where there’s a choice of different safaris to take, either a power boat or cruising yacht. You can have great views of the White Cliffs of Dover and the busy Ferry Port, see the colony of seals and lovely scenic coastline, having a great experience on the water.
Dover Sea Sports Centre
Come and have an enjoyable time at this Centre offering a range of sea sports which include windsurfing, powerboating, dinghy sailing and stand up paddle boarding, the Centre offers training courses, and you can have an exhilarating time taking part in the sports on the attractive Dover coast.
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