Highlights of Historic Dover

Highlights of Historic Dover, Dover, England (B)

For centuries Dover has been at the forefront of conflicts involving England resulting in the construction of its magnificent castle to defend the town as well as other historic landmarks including the only painted Roman house in the country.

Dover, in Kent, consists of three very different areas. Its historic town centre, a long seafront and harbour in front of the town and a castle and cliff tops above the town. Its Museum in the historic Market Square is a good place to start a visit here.

Dover Museum is housed in the former Market Hall that was built in 1846. The Visitor Information Centre is in the entrance of this attractive listed building. Despite being severely damaged during the Second World War markets were held in the Market Hall until 1985 by which time the building was in a poor state of repair. The façade of the building was restored and a new three-storey building was built behind it. Dover Museum, one of the oldest museums in Kent (founded in 1836) moved into this building in 1991. Its history galleries relate the story of the town. The first floor is dedicated to a special exhibition which changes every year.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Highlights of Historic Dover
Guide Location: England » Dover
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Valery Collins
Read it on Author's Website: https://experiencedtraveller.com/journal/2019-06-16-highlights-of-historic-dover
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Market Square
  • Dover Museum
  • Town Hall
  • Saint Edmund’s Chapel
  • The Painted Roman House
  • White Horse Inn
  • church of Saint James
  • Esplanade
  • Wellington Crescent
  • Dover Castle
  • The White Cliffs of Dover
  • South Foreland Lighthouse