Places to visit in Dover:
The Battle of Britain Museum
Based at Hawkinge Airfield the museum hosts the country's largest collection of 1940 related items. The display includes the most important display of British and German 1940 flying equipment. Artifacts recovered from over 600 shot down aircraft from both sides.
Roman Painted House
Discovered by the Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit in 1970 (KARU) and built about A.D.200 as part of a large official hotel for leading Roman travelers crossing the English Channel. It stood outside the North Gate of the great naval fort of the Classis Britannica, but in A.D.270 the Roman army during the construction of a larger fort demolished it. Three of its main rooms were then buried substantially intact under its ramparts. Visitors can see the the various heating ducts & channels that kept the building comfortably warm 1,800 years ago.
Crabble Corn Mill
A mill has stood on this site for 750 years - the first mill was built by the monks of St.Radigund's Abbey in the 13th century. The ruins of the Abbey can still be seen up on the hills to the west of the Mill. The present mill was built in 1812. You may take a self guided tour and see it working. Also enjoy home baking in the cafe. On the lower floor of the mill is a centre where the local artists and craftspeople exhibit their work. Admission to the cafe and gallery is FREE and opening hours are the same as the Mill. You are welcome to linger over a cup of coffee and a cake!
An open top bus tour. See the sites of Dover from an open top double decker bus with a taped tour commentary. Tour tickets last all day and you may get on and off as you please with eight hop on and off stops. Tour starts at the town center ( market square ), on the hour every hour and lasts a minimum of 50 minutes. Guide Friday is an excellent introduction to Dover giving an informative insight to the town's attractions, from which individual visits may be based.
Extensive coastal fortifications, which date from the late 1700's to early 1800's with commanding views over the Channel and Dover. Carved into the hillside it is one of the strongest and largest fortresses in the country. Surrounded by chalk meadows containing many varieties of colourful wildflowers the Western Heights abounds with surprising and interesting places. Clearly marked circular walks to help you explore the history and wildlife in this area.
Gateway to the White Cliffs
The White Cliffs of Dover are famous throughout the world and have been the inspiration for Shakespeare and Vera Lynn amongst many others. The new Gateway Building introduces the visitor to the five miles of coast and overlooks the straights of Dover, an excellent place to watch the worlds busiest shopping lanes. Afterwards take a walk and discover the fascinating wild life along this part of the coast. Countryside events and guided walks are a regular feature throughout the year.