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Western Heights, Dover

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  • Once the setting of a Victorian fortress and barracks, it is also a nature reserve and a place for nice walks overlooking the town or the sea. Nearby Cowgate Cemetery is also a nature reserve  more »
  • A massive construction from the Napolian era I used to go everywhere as a young boy - but now it's all been sanitised! Find out when organised tours are being run by the society who looks after it - Y...  more »
  • Drop redoubt wasn't open today but the grounds was, interesting historical site that needs saving , just wish we could of got inside .  more »
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  • Stunning History reveals itself as a sunken fort set into the hilltop overlooking Dovers' Western Dock Cruise Terminal. The story is told and the area wonderfully cared for by the great folks of Western Heights Preservation Society - free guided tours are enthusiastically given during Open Days and Events from Spring through to Autumn but the exterior of the fort can be explored and simply stunning views admired towards Dover Castle and the English Channel at any time! Trials and footpaths lead you to discover the remnants of buildings and usage from Napoleonic Era with additions and alternations through the years - Public Information Notices dotted around the huge site explain the amazing history of this hidden fort. The Grand Shaft connects sea front to cliff top (accessed from Snargate Street) it’s a unique triple staircase built to move lots of soldiers 'super quick' to the top of the cliff (or to the bottom) – simply amazing engineering! Tours are free (donations to a very worthy cause are always welcome) but the Society Members are so passionate and knowledgeable you can’t help but be drawn to their cause. If you have a couple of hours free in Dover - enjoy a walk, or are interested in History – search ‘Western Heights Preservation Society Dover’ for more info, Open Days & Tour information (next Open Weekends 17th April & 15th May), or just go see for yourself – seriously, you’ll be amazed!
  • Loved it here, came on an open day and it was simply lovely!
  • One can see a very long Way from the Western Heights of the Town of Dover.
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