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Dover
Travel Guide

Dover showing a square or plaza, heritage architecture and a fountain

Discover the “Lock and Key to England” with its iconic white cliff coastline, charming gardens and historic castles.

The busy port town of Dover sits among the immense White Cliffs that historically represented England in times of exploration and war. Located just 21 miles (34 kilometers) from continental Europe, Dover is the ancient gateway to England from the sea. People from prehistoric, Stone and Bronze ages through to Roman, Saxon and medieval times have called this area of outstanding natural beauty home. Dover has the busiest passenger ferry port in the world and offers a wide range of natural, coastal and historic attractions.

Kick off your shoes and dip your toes in the English Channel at Dover Beach, a scenic beach sheltered on either side by the harbor walls. The beach is located a 15-minute walk from Dover town center and features stylish seafront restaurants, cafés and a picturesque harbor promenade. Follow the network of footpaths and bicycle trails that meander along the River Dour to the White Cliffs of Dover.

Pack a picnic and wander along the cliff tops to the South Foreland Lighthouse. Marvel at the breathtaking views that span across the English Channel. On a clear day, catch a glimpse of the coast of France. Spot the diverse range of birds that live among the white chalk cliffs and see beautiful wildflowers blooming in summer.

Medieval history comes to life in Dover Castle, the incredibly well-preserved 12th-century fortress that has views over the town and out to sea. Experience the royal court life within the ancient battlements and discover secret tunnels used in World War II. Drive 20 minutes north of Dover and you can explore another fortress at Walmer Castle and Gardens. Discover more about Dover’s rich heritage at the Dover Museum.

Dover is in Kent County, in southeast England. The town is included in the Southeastern train network and buses conveniently serve East Kent. Dover’s picturesque seaside scenery is best enjoyed in the warmer months, as the cooling coastal winds can be prevalent in winter. Enjoy plenty of indoor attractions when the famous English drizzle sets in. The cliffs are astonishingly beautiful year-round.

Holiday Inn Dover
Holiday Inn Dover
4 out of 5
Singledge Lane Whitfield, Kent, Dover, England
The price is $84 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated by the sea, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Dover Transport Museum and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Dover Castle. Pencester Gardens and Roman Painted House are ...
4/5Very Good! (987 reviews)
"The hotel was all on one level it was easy to find your way around. The staff were very helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel location was close enough to visit all the site seeing attraction without being in the centre of town and all the crowds and hustle and bustle. ..."

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Holiday Inn Dover
Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa
Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Dover Waterfront, Waterloo Crescent, Dover, England
The price is $117 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Dover, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district, just steps from North Downs Way - East and Dover Beach. Dover Castle and Dover Western ...
3.8/5Good! (996 reviews)
Home from Home
"I stay at here at least once a month for business and honestly cant fault it. Friendly staff, always very clean and well presented, breakfast is great, lovely views and well located. Some of the rooms are admittedly a little tired however they are working through them to get them upgraded. I always ..."

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa
Large Flat in Regency Property Next to Dover Port and White Cliffs With Parking
Large Flat in Regency Property Next to Dover Port and White Cliffs With Parking
Dover, ENG
The price is $109 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Situated on the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Kent Downs and Dover Beach. White Cliffs of Dover and Dover Eastern Docks Ferry ...
2/5 (3 reviews)
Not what we expected
"While the location in Dover is excellent, the property was disappointing. The property appeared unattended and our apartment wasn't well cleaned. The picture on the VRBO website made me believe the unit was of a much higher quality. While Dover was amazing, the accommodation was the low point of ..."

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2019

Large Flat in Regency Property Next to Dover Port and White Cliffs With Parking
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange
Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange
4 out of 5
Corn Exchange, 37 Hanging Ditch, Manchester, England
The price is $87 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Located in Manchester City Centre, this aparthotel is steps from Urbis, Printworks, and National Football Museum. Deansgate and Manchester Cathedral are also ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,090 reviews)
Great central Manchester hotel
"Fabulous historical detail in the public areas but stylish, contemporary and very clean rooms. Love the grab-and-go breakfasts!"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange
Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
4 out of 5
Paragon Street, York, England
The price is $137 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated in York, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of York Barbican, Jorvik Viking Centre, and York Castle Museum. York Dungeon and York Grand Opera ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,060 reviews)
"Lovely clean room, great amenities in the room. Will use Staycity again."

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
4 out of 5
37 St James Parade, Bath, England
Located in Bath City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps from SouthGate Bath, Thermae Bath Spa, and Roman Baths. Theatre Royal Bath and Bath ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (710 reviews)
"Its in beautiful Bath and it feels like a Georgian Bath Property to stay in."

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

SACO Bath - St James's Parade
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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