Dover, along with nearby Folkstone, is the leading United Kingdom port for travel to the Continent across the channel. It's the main terminal for the Channel Tunnel, and its famous White Cliffs are known across the world and have always been a strong pull for returning travellers. When you're based at a local hotel such as the Ramada Dover or the Westbank Guest House, you'll be able to easily explore the numerous attractions of Dover as well as many of the surrounding areas of this historic county.
Be Close to All Dover's Attractions
Dover has always played a most important role in the defence of the nation, thanks largely to its large natural harbour and hugely strategic position. Dover Castle, one of the most famous historic monuments in the whole of the UK, was built on the site of an original Saxon fortification and has defended the town since it was built in 1198 by Henry II. The castle was used for defence right up until World War Two, when a command post was set up here to coordinate the Dunkirk evacuation. Visit the castle from your Kent B&B, guesthouse or hotel and explore the network of tunnels dug out by prisoners during the Napoleonic Wars.
Enjoy Sport and Relaxation from Your Hotel in Dover
Dover may be a great historic city with plenty of revered attractions such as Dover Castle, but visitors and residents find plenty of things to do apart from investigate ruins. The high street has many excellent shopping opportunities, including independent boutique outlets as well as the bigger department stores. Dover's cobbled side streets are a joy to explore, and in the harbour there's always something happening. There are numerous small cafés and chic eateries here too, and if you're interested in water sports the coastline has much to offer.
Visit Dover and immerse yourself in the colourful history of one of the UK's most famous ancient port towns. There are numerous hotels and guesthouses to stay at, and the local restaurants specialise in the seasonal, fresh produce for which Kent is known and from which it derives its nickname as the Garden of England.