Dover, United Kingdom
Dover is a major ferry port town in the county of Kent, England, in White Cliffs Country. Known for its chalky white cliffs, this town will lure visitors with its natural beauty, castles and colourful gardens. The towns of Deal and Sandwich are also located in this area, and all are in close proximity to London.
- Dover Museum
- Connaught Park
- Russell Gardens
- Tour the Roman Painted House
- Explore Dover Castle
- Stroll the Sea Front, including the Esplanade, Waterloo Crescent, Marine Parade and East Cliff
The town of Dover, like most in England, has an oceanic climate which features mild temperatures throughout the year with moderate rainfall. The seasons do not vary much in temperature, and the average annual temperature is around 45°F (7°C). Precipitation is consistent with an annual total of 23 inches (584 mm).
Getting There & Around
Most travellers fly into Heathrow, Gatwick or Kent International. Since Kent is only 40 minutes away, this airport may be a better choice for some visitors. The National Express operates coach routes between London and Dover.
Upon arriving in Dover, visitors find two long-distance footpaths: the Saxon Shore Way and North Downs Way. There are two cycle routes as well for visitors who like to travel about on two wheels. Dover has well-marked motorways and is easily travelled and accessed by car.
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