"margaret's Dover Page" Dover by margaretvn
Dover Travel Guide: 353 reviews and 743 photos
We have visited Dover several times, crossing from the continent with the tunnel gets you there quickly. We have had several holidays in the area as well as using Dover as the point to set from for holidays elsewhere.
The strategic position and the natural harbour mean that Dover has always played an important part in England’s defence. Dover is one of original Cinque Ports, the others being: Hastings, Romney, Hythe, and Sandwich.
During the Norman Conquest national government was weak and because of threats from Europe it was important that the Saxon kings were on good terms with the Channel ports. The ports were to supply the royal fleet with ships and men and in return they were granted the right to levy taxes and later were later given other rights. These rights were revoked in the 17th century. The name Cinque came from the French word for five.
The White Cliffs are of course the most famous landmark of Dover. more travel advice
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