Backed by its famous White Cliffs, Dover is situated in Kent, on England's southeastern tip and is the UK's closest geographical point to Continental Europe. Every day of the year, regular cross Channel ferries travel between the port, Calais and Dunkirk in France, and Ostend in Belgium.
Visit fairy tale castles and imposing fortresses by the sea, explore a Roman house or see a real Bronze Age boat in a high-tech gallery. For a different perspective, sail around the harbor on a boat tour, get a bird's eye view from an open top bus, or travel back in time on an historic railway.
Dover is also a busy port for cruise shipping and a Mecca for pleasure boat owners.