History and Heritage

© English Heritage

History and Heritage

© The History Project

History and Heritage

In White Cliffs Country you'll discover incredible history, fascinating facts and amazing anecdotes about this unique destination in Kent, with heritage sites and hidden gems to uncover at every turn. From Dover Castle's ancient history to its role in the Second World War and the chronology of Europe's busiest ferry port at Dover, to the maritime history of Deal, to the medieval origins of the ancient Cinque Port of Sandwich - there's history and heritage in abundance here!

Did you know, it was at the historic site of Richborough Roman Fort from where the Roman Invasion of Britain was launched? That Western Heights is one of the strongest Napoleonic fortresses in the country and that South Foreland Lighthouse was the world's first to display an electrically powered signal?

Discover historic sites, museums, historical attractions and perfectly preserved historical features and ancient architecture as you explore the character towns of Dover, Deal and Sandwich in White Cliffs Country. There's plenty of fascinating history to uncover in our historic villages, too!

Leave enough time to explore the past here and, when the time is right, extend your stay in quality accommodation. Why not continue your history tour overnight? You can choose from a selection of fabulous historic buildings to stay in - including Peverell's Tower at Dover Castle and even Goodnestone Park near Sandwich, to where Jane Austen was a frequent visitor.

Make your stay here a voyage of discovery as you step back in time and uncover the incredible history of White Cliffs Country - where coast meets countryside, ancient meets modern, relaxation meets adventure and England meets Europe.