Getting there & away
Dover is 75 miles from London and 15 miles from Canterbury.
Dover’s bus station (Pencester Rd) is in the heart of town. Stagecoach East Kent has a Canterbury to Dover service (35 minutes, hourly). National Express run 20 daily coaches from London Victoria (£11.50, 2¾ hours). Buses also go direct to Hastings (£6, two hours 50 minutes, hourly), Deal (45 minutes, hourly) and Sandwich (one hour, hourly).
There are more than 40 trains daily from London Victoria and Charing Cross stations to Dover Priory via Ashford and Sevenoaks (£22.50, two hours).
Ferries depart for France from the Eastern Docks (which are accessible by bus; see oppo-site) below the castle. Fares vary according to season and advance purchase. See the websites for specials.
SpeedFerries (0870 2200 570; www.speedferries.com) Up to five daily services to Boulogne (50 mins).