Discover trains to Dover to discover a treasure-trove of wartime secrets, a centuries-old castle and ancient maritime history – not to mention the famous white cliffs
Trains to Dover
Best known for its dramatic, chalky cliffs, Dover boasts a treasure-trove of wartime secrets, a centuries-old castle and a place in the nation’s collective heart. Travel to Dover – the gateway to mainland Europe and gaze out to France and Belgium.
Getting here: Take high speed Southeastern trains from St Pancras International to Dover Priory and get there in around 1 hour 15 minutes.
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Fun things to do...
Visit Dover Castle
Experience the greatest of English fortresses, standing at the gateway to Britain on the iconic White Cliffs. Climb the Great Tower and meet one of England’s most powerful kings, Henry II and his court, in an unforgettable experience bringing the castle to life. Venture deep into the Secret Wartime Tunnels and see where the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk was masterminded. Walk in the footsteps of past kings and commanders, witness gun firing drills, stunning panoramic views and action packed events. An incredible day out, which you’ll hold onto for a lifetime!
Behold the Stonehenge-era boat still here today
See what’s left of a boat that goes back further in time than Tutankhamun of Ancient Egypt. The remains of this 3,500-year-old vessel were unearthed beneath the streets of Dover in modern times. The oak boat, thought to have crossed the English Channel in the Bronze Age, can be found at Dover Museum.
Blow off the cobwebs on the White Cliffs of Dover
Sights don’t come much more stirring than the White Cliffs of Dover. They’re synonymous with national identity and culture – the “green and pleasant land” of William Blake’s poem. Nowadays they’re the perfect place for a bracing clifftop walk – home to pretty wildflowers, butterflies and birds.
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