City Orientation Walk, Dover

City Orientation Walk, Dover

Dover is a beautiful city known for its lovely port that is the major port in southeast England. Due to its position, the city was invaded and needed a strong and powerful defense that was possible due to strong and tall forts and castles. Dover is also known for its beautiful, green areas, well known buildings and landmarks that must be visited and admired.
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City Orientation Walk Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk
Guide Location: England » Dover (See other walking tours in Dover)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Author: jenny
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Merchant Navy Memorial

1) Merchant Navy Memorial

Merchant Navy Memorial is a monument dedicated to those that died during the wars at sea. During the wars, ships suffered the most important losses due to the location of the city and the fact that they were attacked from the sea. Thousands of sailors died trying to defend their country from enemies. Merchant Navy Memorial is located on Dover sea...   view more
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Dover Museum

2) Dover Museum (must see)

Dover Museum is a museum in Dover founded in February 1836 by the town's mayor Edward Pett Thompson, it was initially housed in the old Guildhall and run by the Dover Philosophical Institute. The Town Council formally took it over 12 years later, constructing a new building to house it and the town's market, in Market Square.

Shelled from France in 1942 during the Second World War, the Museum lost much of its collections, including nearly all of its natural history collections. Much...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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St Mary's Church

3) St Mary's Church (must see)

St. Mary the Virgin Church represents the main and most impressive church of the town. It is said that the Saxons established this church and then Normans and Victorians continued to add some elements to it. The church was closed during the life of King Henry VIII but reopened in 1544. In the nineteenth century it was rebuilt and enlarged, giving it a new image. Some arches and towers were rebuilt using stone and giving them a modern, more fashionable look. The parish has a nice choir that sings...   view more
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The Roman Painted House

4) The Roman Painted House (must see)

During the Roman invasion of Britain, Dover was one of the principal ports of the empire. A great amount of money was spent by the Romans to construct buildings. One of the finest in Dover was discovered in the 20th Century and opened to the public as the Roman Painted House. The museum has on display an elaborate series of rooms, each bringing alive the Roman way of life to the modern visitor.

Operation Hours: April 4th to 18th: daily (not Mondays);
April 19th to May 31st: Tues and Sat...   view more
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Dover Town Hall

5) Dover Town Hall

Dover Town Hall is a beautiful place where different ceremonies are held on different occasions. It seats up to 500 guests and has many different rooms. The entrance is large and can be accessed via a flight of steps. Now it is managed by Thanet Leisure Force. The Hall is open all year round and even civil marriages take place...   view more
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The Maison Dieu

6) The Maison Dieu (must see)

The Hospital of St Mary, Domus Dei, or Maison Dieu, is a medieval building in Dover, which forms part of the Old Town Hall buildings. It was founded in 1203 by Hubert de Burgh, the Constable of Dover Castle, as the "Hospital of the Mason Dieu" to accommodate pilgrims coming from the Continent to visit the shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. de Burgh gave the manors of River and Kingsdown to the hospital in order to fund it.

The original buildings consisted of one large...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Dover College

7) Dover College

Dover College is a co-educational independent school in Dover. It was founded in 1871, and takes both day pupils and boarders. The school occupies some of the medieval buildings of Dover Priory, on a site just east of the eponymous railway station. In 1869 Robert Chignell, who had a private school at Westmount, in Folkestone Road, leased part of the Dover Priory buildings for a private school.

It is set in the grounds and ruins of the Priory of St.Martin, which was ransacked by King Henry...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Pencester Gardens

8) Pencester Gardens

Pencester Gardens appeared in the city centre architecture in 1924. It is a beautiful place, green and fresh, and located in a very central location, where people come from all over to have a great lunch or enjoy a pleasant evening or weekend with family and friends. It includes a special zone for kids to play and a golf zone for adults. In 2000, a pavilion was built where concerts and other ceremonies are...   view more
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Dover Castle

9) Dover Castle (must see)

Dover Castle is a medieval castle in the town of the same name in the English county of Kent. It was founded in the 12th century and has been described as the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout history. It is the largest castle in England.

Dover Castle is a Scheduled Monument, which means it is a "nationally important" historic building and archaeological site that has been given protection against unauthorised change. It is also a Grade I listed...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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St Mary in Castro

10) St Mary in Castro (must see)

St Mary in Castro, or St Mary de Castro, is a church in the grounds of Dover Castle, Kent. It is a heavily restored Saxon structure, built next to a Roman lighthouse which became the church bell-tower. St Mary serves the local population and the army, and is the church of the Dover Garrison.

The 28 feet high arches at the east and west ends of the crossing appear to be original, and their west faces are outlined by strip work of projecting tiles. A tall round-headed, stone-faced doorway (now...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Dover, England

Historical Sights of Dover

Historical Sights of Dover

Dover is a small city that is full of beautiful places to visit, like forts, churches and castles. This tour around the city offers a great possibility to visit numerous historical landmarks that relate to the history of the city. Most of them are very old and are preserved very carefully by local authorities. Take this tour and visit one of the most interesting and famous historical landmarks in Dover.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Religious Buildings Tour in Dover

Religious Buildings Tour in Dover

Dover is a beautiful city with interesting attractions and nice people. There are many places of worship that you can visit and admire. These places offer a great chance to see and understand the different periods and the cultural and architectural influences of those times. This tour offers a great possibility to visit the city’s most famous churches.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Dover Pubs Tour

Dover Pubs Tour

England has a great beer tradition that has been developed and maintained over the years. Pubs are a place for meeting and spending time with friends. Dover is known for having an interesting pub history. There are pubs with live music and dance floors where special parties are organized. Some of these pubs where known for a long period of time and their tradition lives on. This tour gives a unique opportunity to visit some of the most interesting and famous pubs in Dover, England.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km