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Dover Attractions

Dover's main attraction is Dover Castle, a superbly positioned defensive complex, begun in 1168 and in continuous military use until the 1980s. The Romans put Dover on the map when they chose its harbour as the base for their northern fleet and erected a lighthouse here to guide the ships into the river mouth.

 
White Cliffs of Dover

White Cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover are internationally famous. The Gateway visitor centre introduces the visitor to five miles of coast & countryside with spectacular views of the English Channel and Port of Dover.

Hotels near White Cliffs of Dover
The White Cliffs Hotel3 starfrom £69.00
Wallett's Court Dover Spa Hotel4 starfrom £80.00
Swingate Inn and Hotel3 starfrom £45.00
Premier Inn Dover East3 starfrom £49.00
The Five Bells4 starfrom £49.95
 
The Port of Dover

The Port of Dover

The Port of Dover is the leading cross channel ferry port, & was used by over 18 million passengers & 3 million cars last year, as well as over 1,667,000 freight vehicles. The Port has 2 main ferry terminals, one at the Eastern Docks used by P&O Ferries, Norfolk Line and Sea France, and the other at the Western Docks used by Hoverspeed.

Hotels near The Port of Dover
BEST WESTERN PLUS Dover Marina Hotel and Spa4 starfrom £47.77
Penmarnja Self Catering from £160.00
Blakes Of Dover from £40.00
Hostel Alma and Cafe Express from £37.50
Castle House4 starfrom £40.00
 
Little Farthingloe Farm

Little Farthingloe Farm

Little Farthingloe farm lies in a scenic valley just outside of Dover. Farthingloe is a historic site that was mentioned in the Domesday Book. The farm consists of both arable land and woodland.

Hotels near Little Farthingloe Farm
Farthingloe BandB4 starfrom £65.00
Premier Inn Dover - A203 starfrom £42.00
The West Bank Guest House4 starfrom £60.00
Sandown and The Annexe4 starfrom £45.00
Longfield Guest House3 starfrom £22.00
 
The Monkey Rainforest

The Monkey Rainforest

The unique experience of the Monkey Rainforest offers a fun and educational day out in a realistic tropical environment. Gaze in surprise at the raucous call of a toucan flying overhead.

Hotels near The Monkey Rainforest
Goss Hall Bed and Breakfast from £110.00
White Rose Lodge5 starfrom £85.00
The New Inn from £45.00
Fleur De Lis from £65.00
St.Peters Bed & Breakfast from £69.95
 

Other Attraction near Dover

  • Dover Castle - Tour the Secret Wartime Tunnels deep beneath the famous White Cliffs.
  • South Foreland Lighthouse - A striking landmark on the White Cliffs of Dover, this historic building was the site of Faraday's work in pioneering the use of electricity in lighthouses, and was the first to display an electrically powered signal.
  • Goodnestone Park Gardens - Considered to be one of the best gardens in the South East. 14 acres including woodland area and walled garden.