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Dover Travel Guide

Dover Travel Guide

Dover is the busiest passenger ferryport in the world. Located in the South East Coast of England around the valley of the river Dour is the administrative centre of Dove District in the county of Kent.

The town of Dover is known as a stop along the way for boating and car traffic between France and England.

Dover is also famous for its white cliffs, which are made of chalk. The cliffs gave Britain its nickname of Albion, meaning "white" and are one of the main attractions for visitors to Dover. The town's name derives from the Brythonic Dubras ("the waters").

Dover’s position, just 21 miles from the continent, has proved a haven for monarchs and princes, clerics and warriors and other travellers crossing the English Channel. Today Dover is enjoying the benefits of careful upgrading with millions of pounds being spent on new facilities at the port and in the town.

The port is a hive of colourful activity as cross Channel ferries, and other craft criss-cross back and forth to Calais while international cruise liners regularly visit.

Town trails lead visitors on tours around places of interest including the ancient Maison Dieu, originally a hospice for pilgrims, the parish church of St Mary-the-Virgin with its many links with seafarers, and the tiny St Edmunds Chapel first consecrated in 1253. Dover Transport Museum, now accommodated in former barracks at Old Park, and Crabble Mill, a completely restored working water mill with the added interest of an art gallery.

Other interesting tourist attractions include There are many peaceful gardens including Connaught Park, Granville Gardens on the sea front, Kearsney Abbey, Bushy Ruff and Russell Gardens.

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