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White Cliffs of Dover

There can be no doubt that The White Cliffs of Dover are one of this country's most spectacular natural features.

Dover Castle

Discover 2000 years of history at Dover Castle and have an amazing day out!

Deal Castle

Built by the order of King Henry VIII it is one of the finest Tudor artillery castles in England.

Walmer Castle and Gardens
This castle, now in the care of English Heritage, was built in 1540 as part of Henry Vlll's chain of coastal defences.

Battle of Britain Memorial

A stone figure of a pilot in contemplative mood stands as a permanent tribute to those who served their country so unselfishly in her hour of need.

Drop Redoubt

One of the most important and impressive fortifications in Britain, a series of strong points linked by miles of ditches on the western hilltop above Dover.

Western Heights

One of the most important and impressive fortifications in Britain - a series of strong points linked by miles of ditches on the western hilltop above Dover.

Grand Shaft

A unique triple staircase, winding round a central light-well, dropping 140 feet through the cliffs.

Archcliffe Fort

Archcliffe Fort stands on a headland overlooking Dover harbour, known as Archcliffe Point.

Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail

A self-guided trail route links 31 of Dover's historic buildings, sites and monuments.

Maison Dieu - Dover Town Hall

The Maison Dieu was founded by Hubert de Burgh, then the Constable of Dover Castle in 1203.

Fan Bay Deep Shelter

These abandoned and forgotten tunnels within the White Cliffs of Dover remind us of a time past.

Fort Burgoyne

Situated on the high ground to the north of Dover Castle, Fort Burgoyne was built to protect the castle.

Knights Templar

The foundations of a small medieval church, traditionally the site of King John's submission to the Papal Legate in 1213.

Richborough Roman Fort

Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre is an English Heritage site sited amid the East Kent marshes.

Roman Painted House

The Roman Painted House was discovered by Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit in the 1970s. Built about AD 200 it formed part of a large mansion or official hotel.

Sandwich Guildhall

Built during the reign of Elizabeth I The Guildhall has been enlarged and modified in more recent times.

St Clement's Church

A small church, set between the house and outbuildings of Knowlton Court, medieval in origin but outwardly Victorian.

St Edmund's Chapel

St Edmund's Chapel is probably the smallest church in England still in regular use.

St James' Old Church

St James' Old Church (Grade II listed monument)

The historic ruins of the 12th Century Parish Church of St James the Apostle in Dover.

St Mary's Church Capel-le-Ferne
This church is remote from the road and squats snugly on bleak downland above Folkestone, looking towards France.

St Mary's Church Sandwich

St Mary's occupies what may be the oldest church site in Sandwich, where a 7th century convent was founded of which nothing now survives.

St Mary's Church, Dover

The parish church of St Mary-the-Virgin is nearly 1000 years old, and is situated in the heart of Dover just along from Market Square.

St Peter's Church

Get a unique perspective on England's most complete medieval town!

Deal Museum
The Deal Maritime & Local History Museum is situated in the heart of Deal, just off the High Street, behind Deal Town Hall, which was built in 1803, and opposite St George's Church and the Chapel Field.