Archcliffe Fort, Dover

Archcliffe Fort, Dover

Archcliffe Fort dates back to 1539. At the time of Henry VIII, some changes were made at the fort, due to the fact that a bulwark was constructed. In the period of the Spanish Armada, the fort was strengthened because it was an important location for defense. In the 17th and 18th centuries, important repairs were made to the fort. In the 1920s, a part of the south half of the fort was destroyed in order to build a railway line. Now the fort is used by a Community that help homeless people by providing them with accommodation, food and work, in order to help them integrate into the present society.

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Sight Name: Archcliffe Fort
Sight Location: Dover, England (See walking tours in Dover)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

Walking Tours in Dover, England

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Dover Introduction Walking Tour

Dover Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Western Heights Walking Tour

Western Heights Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles