A Day in Dover. By the time you read this in the US, our port
day in Dover will be well under way! So many wonderful places to
explore -- and Dover is located in one of the most beautiful
parts of England. Come and join us off the beaten path in Dover,
port #2 on the
Emerald Isles cruise on Viking Sky. The White Cliffs of Dover
With stunning, unforgettable landscape and its abundance of
history and heritage, there are castles to see, beautiful gardens
to relax in and of course, The White Cliffs to explore. Speaking
of the White Cliffs, did you know that there is a labyrinth of
secret war-time tunnels beneath the White Cliffs, which are open
to the public for exploration? Commissioned by Winston Churchill,
these tunnels are named the Fan Bay Deep Shelter.
Travel Trivia: The Dover Harbour Board is
the responsible authority for running the Port of Dover. The
English Channel, here at its narrowest point in the Straits of
Dover, is the busiest shipping lane in the world. (No
Make the most of your adventure to the White Cliffs of
From Dover Castle it's a 20-minute walk to the Dover
Cliffs Visitor Center. On the way you can take a short detour
to where Bleriot landed after making the first manned flight
across the English Channel.
You can follow public footpaths down into Dover Town coming out
close to the ferry terminal.
The famous White Cliffs of Dover are best seen from out at sea,
not when you're standing on top of them! You should get to see
them from the cruise ship, but there is also a pleasure boat
service that runs out of the port in Dover.
Be advised, it's a very steep walk from Dover town up to the top
of the cliffs. There is a public bus just past Dover
Castle at the top of the hill, but it's still a 15-minute
walk to the visitor center from there.
There is a great view down into the ferry port directly below, a
very nice cafe/restaurant and short (or long) walks can be taken
along the cliffs. South
Forland Lighthouse is about 45 to 60 minutes' walk along the
cliffs and is open for tours much of the year. Travel Trivia: The cliffs are made
from chalk, a soft white, very finely grained pure
limestone, and are commonly 300-400m deep. The chalk layers built
up gradually over millions of years. They're formed from the
skeletal remains of minute planktonic green algae that lived
floating in the upper levels of the ocean.
Dover has a quite a history dating back to the Roman Empire.
Visiting The Roman
Painted House is an incredible attraction (don’t be put off
by the exterior) that consists of a museum-like structure built
over the excavated remains of a Roman house dating back 1800
years. Archaeologists have determined that the house was built in
about 200 AD.
For a more laid-back day to shop, relax over coffee or a cocktail
or spend your time basking in gardens, head over to High Street
and Biggin Street. This area is home to locally owned shops,
cafes and pubs. Pencester
Gardens are located right at the city center. If you're cruising with us, once you head back on the ship,
come and visit me on deck two in the shops and see my fine
jewelry collections. My designs are all inspired by travel -- a
perfect way to capture the memory of your trip. Enjoy A Day in Dover. It’s time to say goodbye for
now. Hasta la bye bye!
Q Dee Serkin is a travel writer who specializes in destinations,
culture, travel tips and advice. She is dedicated to inspiring
travel in all and loves to share her adventures with others.
Contact her at Denyce.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her site at https://travelovers.us
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