Attractions to explore nearby Western Heights Of Dover
Western Heights is an elongated hill that overlooks the Dour valley, the port of Dover and English Channel. The Romans built a lighthouse on the site no later than the second century AD and also constructed similar structures on the hill to the east and at Tour d'Odre in Boulogne. They comprise a series of forts, strong points and ditches, designed to protect the country from invasion.
Dover Museum is the largest and most varied museum in White Cliffs Country, has a range of fascinating objects, models and original pictures showing the history and archaeology of Dover within its four gallery spaces. The award-winning Bronze Age Boat Gallery has interactive exhibits cokputers and microscopes. Regular family days and events are held throughout the year.
A majestic castle in Dover, Kent, England. It was founded in the 11th century and has been described as the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout history. Step inside the Great Tower and discover the grandeur of Henry II’s medieval palace. Explore vividly-recreated rooms filled with colorful furnishings and imagine the world of courtly intrigue and royal ambition. Make sure to climb to the rooftop for unmissable views across the English Channel.
Samphire Hoe, the nature reserve of Eurotunnel located between Folkestone and Dover in Kent, is a place for both wildlife to thrive and people to enjoy. The park was created by using 4.9 million cubic meters of chalk marl from the Channel Tunnel excavations and is found at the bottom of a section of the White Cliffs of Dover. The site is owned by Getlink, and managed by the White Cliffs Countryside Project.
Fan Bay Deep Shelter is a unique adventure into the White Cliffs of Dover. Recently opened to the public the tunnels were constructed in 1940/41 as accommodation for the gun battery above. The tour also includes a chance to see the First World War Sound Mirrors up close and find out more about them.
South Foreland Lighthouse is a Victorian lighthouse on the South Foreland in St. Margaret's Bay, Dover, Kent, England, used to warn ships approaching the nearby Goodwin Sands. Built-in 1843, it went out of service in 1988 and is currently owned by the National Trust. It is notable as having been the first lighthouse to use an electric light, and was the site chosen by Guglielmo Marconi for his pioneering experiments in wireless radio transmissions.
The National Memorial to the Few Dedicated to the heroic and selfless deeds of the men who won the Battle of Britain. The Memorial itself inspires quiet reflection on the bravery and sacrifice shown by the aircrew – fewer than 3,000 men – who flew, fought and sometimes died in probably the most crucial battle fought by this country in the whole of the 20th century. Also on the site are replicas of a Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire and the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall, on wh
Sunny Sands Beach is a popular sandy beach located close to the centre of town and next to Folkestone Harbour. As such all the facilities are close by including cafés, pubs, shops and toilets. Later on take a stroll along the zig zag path of the Lower Leas Coastal parks where you can stop off at the amazing childrens adventure playground complete with pirate ship and rope slide.
Folkestone’s Harbour Arm is a beautiful promenade out at sea with a World-class view. The former railway station and ferry terminal have been comprehensively and imaginatively restored to reflect the heritage of the site, including its role as an embarkation point for millions of soldiers in WW1.Local businesses have become well established along the pier offering choices from champagne to gourmet coffee, Greek mezze to hand-stretched sourdough pizzas.