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White Cliffs of Dover, Dover

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The White Cliffs of Dover represent the most famous facet of the English coastline due to their proximity to Continental Europe, striking appearance, and role in forming a symbolic barrier to invasion. Bask in the view that for hundreds of years served as the first or last sight of England for travellers heading to or from Europe. If it’s a clear day, you can even view France from on top of the cliffs. Walk on one of the clearly marked paths or simply sit and watch the bustling port of Dover. If you want to seek shelter from the marine winds, browse the gift shop or enjoy a cup of tea in the cafe. Sturdy shoes are recommended for rambling on top of the cliffs as the chalk, to which the cliffs owe their white appearance, can become slippery if wet. Plan to see White Cliffs of Dover and other attractions that appeal to you using our Dover planning website .
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  • Have seen these dozens of times,from the ground,on a ship and in the air.Have along them but you have to be careful as they are subject to erosion.  more »
  • Went to Dover to specifically see the white cliffs. They were just as beautiful as I had hoped they would be. The walk along the top of the cliffs is not too difficult once you are up there. The light...  more »
  • There is no entry fee however parking is £3.50. Amazing views and lovely walk. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. The cafe is reasonably priced and serves decent food. Well worth a visit howev...  more »

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Boutique hotels and guesthouses are tucked among Victorian homes in the shadow of Dover Castle. Consider lodging next to the striking white cliffs of Dover with a view over the water. Cottages and inns farther inland give access to the surrounding countryside and offer comfortable accommodations at lower prices.
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