How to get here

By train

Our closest station is Dover Priory which is about 2 miles away. You can get an hourly high-speed train service from London St Pancras or slower services from London Victoria or London Charing Cross.

We’re a 40 minute walk away following the brown walking signs. Taxis are available from outside the station and we're happy to call a return taxi for you, just ask in the visitor centre.

SouthEastern are currently offering discounts for off peak tickets purchased online see SouthEastern trains website for more information.

We've made a handy downloadable map of the route from the railway station if you are walking to the cliffs.

By road

From Canterbury/London on the A2. We have brown signs from the A258 Duke of York’s roundabout; 3rd exit towards Dover town centre, after 1 mile turn left into Upper Road. Our entrance is on the right after 1 mile, at the sharp bend in the road.

From Ashford/London on the A20. We’re not far from Dover Castle, so coming into Dover keep going until you see a left turn into Woolcomber Street at the traffic lights, there’s a handy filter lane and it’s signed for Dover Castle. Continue to follow signs to the castle but keep going past the entrance. You’ll see our brown sign when you get to the top of the hill opposite the entrance into Upper Road. Our car park entrance is 1 mile further down Upper Road, at the sharp bend in the road.

Parking: We have parking for 300 cars next to the visitor centre

Sat-Nav: Our postcode may take you to the eastern docks ferry terminal, use CT15 5NA and turn into the car park at the sharp bend.

By foot

There are signed pathways from the port, railway station and town centre. We’re on the Saxon Shore Way path but there’s a steep climb to get to the cliff top.

By ferry

We're very close to the Port of Dover. You can drive here within a few minutes, or there is a signed footpath directly from the port.

By bus

Take the Stagecoach Diamond 15, Canterbury to Dover to Deal.

Alight Castle Hill then 1 mile walk, via Upper Road. there's no footpath on this road, so please be careful

You could also take the 15a, alight Dover Docks and follow the cliff path.

By cycle

National Cycle route 1 passes through the car parks. Bikes are welcome around visitor centre and we have bike racks available, but no cycling is allowed on the cliff path.


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