The Top 12 Things to Do in Dover, England

By: TripAdvise | Pulished on 2023-12-05

Tour Fan Bay Deep Shelter

The Top 12 Things to Do in Dover, England-Trip Advise

While visiting the White Cliffs, don't miss the Fan Bay Deep Shelter, a series of tunnels built during World War II for the Fan Bay Battery artillery battery. The tunnels were dug into the cliffs themselves in 1940 and 1941 and are now abandoned. Inside, visitors can walk through the tunnels and see the existing sound mirrors, early acoustic warning devices used during World War I. Entry to the shelter is every 30 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis with a maximum of 12 people per tour. Opening times vary throughout the year, so be sure to check online ahead of your visit. Note that it takes about 45 minutes to walk to the tunnels, located one and a half miles from White Cliffs Visitor Centre and that all guests will have to walk down 125 steep steps in and out of the shelter (so wear comfortable shoes).

ADDRESS:Unnamed Road, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6HP, UK

Relax at St. Margaret’s Bay

The Top 12 Things to Do in Dover, England-Trip Advise

Visitors to Dover should, of course, experience one of the nearby beaches. This is best done at St. Margaret’s Bay, located just north of central Dover alongside the coast. The shingle beach is nice for a stroll, or you can go farther with the 4.7-mile St Margaret’s Bay hike, which takes you from the beach to the cliffs. The beach itself is home to a kiosk that sells ice cream and snacks and some cafes. The parking lot requires a bit of a walk to get to the beach itself, and it's not soft sand, so bring comfortable shoes you don't mind getting a bit wet. The beach can be crowded in the summer, especially on the weekends, so plan accordingly.

ADDRESS:Reach Road, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6AG, UK

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