Dover Castle – The Key to England Known as the Key to England, Dover Castle has been in our nation’s first line of defense for centuries, guarding our shores against invasion for 20 centuries. Step into the dazzling medieval royal palace in the Great Tower, where you can immerse yourself in the King’s court life; meet the first of many of the lifelike projected figures guiding you round the sumptuously furnished chambers, and meet the costumed characters welcoming you to live at Dover Castle during the reign of King Henry II. If the weather takes a turn, head underground and explore the darkly atmospheric Secret Wartime Tunnels that bury deep into the iconic white cliffs of Dover, with vivid recreations telling the story of the Dunkirk evacuation, complete with dramatic projections of swooping Spitfires and real film footage. Find out more wet weather ideas here. With exciting exhibitions, winding tunnels to explore, ghosts to hunt out – and of course, restaurants, shops and space for youngsters to run around – an action-packed, great value day out awaits!
The White Cliffs of Dover are perhaps most famous as an iconic landmark, the white chalk face a symbol of home and wartime defense, but they have so much more to offer; stunning views, a serene walk, a wealth of wildlife. The views from the White Cliffs of Dover are perpetually changing. When it is gloriously sunny and the sea is calm and smooth as glass you can wander across the cliffs and take in the breath-taking views across the channel, on the clearest of days you may even be able to see the buildings in France.
The lovely seaside village of St Margaret’s is set in the heart of White Cliffs Country. It first appeared in the Domesday Book as “Sancta Margharita” with continuing history revolving around its location. From late Victorian times it developed as a holiday resort and retreat for the well to do, amongst which Lord Byron, Ian Fleming and Noel Coward all stayed or lived here.
08:45 meet at Ibis London City Hotel, 5 Commercial St, E1 6BF (near Aldgate East Station); 09:00 sharp departure; 11:00-12:00 St Margaret’s Bay Beach; 12:30-14:30 Dover Castle (from £12.50, free for EH); 15:00-16:00 White Cliffs of Dover short walk; 16:00 departure; 18:00 London, Aldgate East.
Travel times may vary depending on traffic & weather conditions.
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