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The White Cliffs of Dover

Magnificent coastal site overlooking the English Channel

Langdon Cliffs, Upper Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 1HJ

Image of visitor walking along the clifftop at the White Cliffs of Dover, Kent on a sunny day in August

Important notice

South Foreland Lighthouse and Fan Bay Deep Shelter are now closed for the winter season and will reopen on 29th March 2024.

Planning your visit

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Planning your visit to The White Cliffs of Dover 

Our directions and parking information will help you get a great start to your visit to the White Cliffs and South Foreland Lighthouse.

The interior of Fan Bay Deep Shelter in The White Cliffs of Dover in Kent, showing its arched corrugated steel construction
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Fan Bay Deep Shelter at The White Cliffs of Dover 

Explore Fan Bay Deep Shelter and the sound mirrors in an immersive, hour-long hard-hat and head torch tour with our expert, friendly guides. The deep shelter is now closed for the winter. We look forward to welcoming you again from 29 March 2024.

A man and a child are walking a black-and-white dog through a grassy field towards South Foreland Lighthouse, Kent. The lighthouse is painted white and stands against a grey cloud that's hanging in the sky.
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South Foreland Lighthouse 

Striking and historical lighthouse high on The White Cliffs of Dover

Dover, Kent

Closed now
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White Cliffs map 

Map of the White Cliffs of Dover site showing key features and footpaths

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Visiting White Cliffs and the Lighthouse with your dog 

The White Cliffs of Dover and South Foreland Lighthouse are two pawprint-rated places. Find out about bringing your dog to the Cliffs and the Lighthouse, and what to watch out for to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable visit.

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Eating and shopping at The White Cliffs of Dover 

Stop for freshly made refreshments with a view at the famous White Cliffs of Dover. Browse the shop for souvenirs, gifts and items from local makers.

Image showing one of the 15-inch guns installed at Wanstone, Dover during the Second World War
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Wanstone Rediscovered 

One of the largest Second World War gun battery sites in the UK was in danger of being lost forever. Find out how we are rediscovering and conserving this unique time capsule.

A volunteer points something out to a visitor at Lizard Point, Cornwall. Bright blue sea and clear sky is visible behind them.
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Volunteering opportunities at The White Cliffs of Dover 

Interested in getting involved at The White Cliffs of Dover? Find out about becoming a volunteer at this special place.

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