Leaving Capel-le-Ferne we headed towards Dover… Weather still didn’t want to cooperate and we were destined for a foggy view of White cliffs of Dover. Were we?

I guess Dover is most known for it’s connection with France with ferries, being at the narrowest part of the Channel. The town itself is nothing special, but there is a magnificent castle guarding the port and of course the world famous Cliffs of Dover.

UNION JACK

Dover castle – built in 12th century and regarded as “Key to England” due to its defensive position

King’s throne…

… and King’s fluffy bed 🙂

A view from the tower towards defensive walls and part of the port can be seen in the background

St Mary in castro Saxon church and remains of 1st century Roman lighthouse tower (paros)

St Mary in castro altar

Just behind the castle lies a spot where Louis Bleriot landed after the first succesful trans Channel flight from Calais in 1909.

A view of the castle from the cliffs.

Dover port – busy with ferry traffic between England and France. Actually the continent can be seen in good weather. Oh and did you notice fog is gone? 😉

And finally the Cliffs… what a magnificent sight

There’s a nice footpath along the cliffs – relaxing walk in an amazing scenery

Close up of one of the cliffs… there’s a number of birds nesting in the crevises

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