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MORE THAN JUST A PORT

This is Dover, an historic town in the south east of England, just 7 miles from my home town of Folkestone. Many people who visit Dover just use it as a port of call on there way to France and Europe so they miss all the interesting sites that Dover has to offer, believe me, its a lot more than just a port town. Dover's most famous landmark has to be the castle, it dominates the surrounding area and sits proudly above the white cliffs and the harbour below. There has been a castle in Dover since 1066 when William of Normandy first started building, but it was not untill medieval times and the rule of Henry 11 that the castle was built as you see it today. There are also other fantastic sites to visit in and around Dover, such as Samphire Hoe, a nature reserve created from the spoil of the Channel tunnel workings, also the secret wartime tunnels which was dug into the white cliffs of dover, there are loads more attractions to visit in Dover. All of these attractions and a lot more will hopefully be added to my Dover pages in the weeks to come, so please pop in for a look now and again

You can pick up loads of usefull information before you travel by phoning the Tourist Information Certre on the number below

TEL: (01304) 211067

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:IT HAS TO BE THE CASTLE
  • Cons:THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO PASS THROUGH AND NEVER GET TO SEE DOVER
  • In a nutshell:HISTORY IN ABUNDANCE
  • Last visit to Dover: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 12, 2006
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  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2006 at 2:05 PM

    Great and enjoyable virtual tour over the huge castle. That catapult is also very impressive!

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2006 at 3:51 AM

    Ah, haaa - tis you who are the famous whitecliffs of Dover!! ciao, carol

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2006 at 4:41 AM

    Thank you for the enjoyable virtualtour of Dover, it brought back a visit to the castle somemany years ago - never did get to see the white cliffs except from the inside (the secret tunnels).

  • May 31, 2006 at 6:05 PM

    i missed the castle cliffy! im such a doofus! i did like seeing the famous white cliffs though. or is that the white cliffy's of dover? lol. lame joke, my bad!

  • mariev's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2006 at 9:37 AM

    I promise, i will visit the castle when i come to Dover : i owe it to the first visitor of my Ile de la Cite (hope you didn't catch too many fresh paint stains)

  • keida84's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2005 at 10:32 PM

    Mr C, All I keep thinking about is the Beatles movie "Help" and the poor schmuck who keeps coming out of the water and asks, "White Cliffs of Dover?" Nice photos and history of Dover. Mrs. K

  • Nov 27, 2005 at 1:33 PM

    So it's not always raining here... in some of your photos it's almost sunny!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2005 at 2:21 PM

    Great photos and tips on impressive Dover castle!! So there is more to this town than just the White Cliffs after all !!

  • lou31's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2005 at 8:20 PM

    Thankyou for visiting my London page and your comments are the nicest ones I've had yet!...I think I blushed! Your pics and info on Dover Castle are very good. Wish I had got there as I'd planned. Oh well maybe next time!

  • sarahjayn's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2005 at 3:24 PM

    my nana went on a tour of dover while on some europass thingy. she said it was lovely. thanks for your comments on my pages.

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