As a town itself, Dover’s air of decay and run-down, postwar architecture has little to offer to travellers, most of whom pass quickly through on their way to, and from, the Continent. Lucky, then, that the town has a couple of stellar attractions to redeem it. The port’s vital strategic position so close to mainland Europe gave rise to a sprawling hilltop castle, with some 2000 years of history to its credit. Also here are the spectacular white cliffs that are as much a symbol of English wartime resilience as Winston Churchill or the Battle of Britain.
Dover destination guides
Boxing Day Tour from London: Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich
Escape the hustle and bustle of London on Boxing Day and instead take a day trip to some of England’s most spectacular sights: Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Dover.
Dover Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise Tour from London to Dover Port via Dover Castle
Leave your London hotel or Heathrow Airport and travel to Dover Port for your cruise departure, stopping to visit Dover Castle on the way! This magnificent medieval castle -- perched just above the iconic White Cliffs of Dover -- is only a short distance from the port, making it an ideal stop before your cruise.