Famous for its chalk, white cliffs, the town of Dover perches in south east Kent at the narrowest part of the English Channel. The town is home to a major ferry port and has always played a significant role in entering and leaving Britain, thanks to its strategic position.

The Straits of Dover is the busiest shipping lane in the world and the ferry service across to France is still popular, provides plenty of opportunity for day trips to the continent. Travel around the rest of the county is equally simple with the South Eastern rail service that runs right through the county to London Charing Cross, London Victoria and London St Pancras International.

Dover’s significant location means there is plenty of history to explore; Dover and Deal castle are good places to start as well as Dover Museum, St Edmund’s Chapel and The White Cliffs themselves.

The nearby towns of Deal and Sandwich are picturesque villages that are popular locations for a bit of light shopping, wandering round farmer’s markets or grabbing a bit to eat in one of the independent cafes or restaurants.

For more information visit the White Cliffs Country website.

Image courtesy of Visit Kent.