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Dear Future: I Leave This Place For You – The White Cliffs of Dover

Learn more about how a gift in your will could help us carry out crucial conservation work at The White Cliffs of Dover.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

Without gifts in wills, we simply wouldn’t be able to look after the extraordinary places in our care. This special event will take you behind the scenes to see first-hand how your support is helping us carry out crucial conservation work every day, and how a gift in your own will could help to safeguard the future of our special places.

Join our specialist team for a guided tour at the iconic White Cliffs of Dover. Enjoy the magnificent views of the landscape in bloom, visit the Second World War gun emplacements and magazines, and gain insight into future conservation projects.

Enjoy an optional tour choosing from either the Fan Bay Deep Shelter – A series of wartime tunnels hidden in the chalk cliffs; or South Foreland Lighthouse, a Victorian gem standing proud on the White Cliffs; or an enhanced behind the scenes tour of the Gun Battery.

A local solicitor of the National Free Wills Network will be explaining why an up to date will is so important and we’ll share information on the National Trust's free will writing service. Over light refreshments, you’ll have the opportunity to chat further to members of the team and learn more about why gifts in wills are so important to our work.


The basics

Booking details

Call 01793 817699


Only suitable for adults

Meeting point

Meet at the 'Welcome Hut' located in the 'Additional Parking' Car Park at Wanstone. Entrance off Upper Road at postcode CT15 6HY. Follow the signs or speak to a member of staff.

What to bring and wear

Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. Part of the event will be held outside, please dress appropriately for the weather. Guests are welcome to bring a portable walking seat.


Terrain may be uneven in places, including inclines and steps. Please let us know when booking if you have accessibility requirements. The tunnels are accessed using the original staircase of 125 concrete steps. If you would like to discuss your accessibility requirements in more detail, please call the Gifts in Wills Team on 01793 817699.


Free parking for guests - the main car park is not in use for this event. Please arrive 15 minutes before the event start time for guest registration. For guests selecting the optional tour of the war tunnels, we'll provide a hard hat and head torch, but you’ll need sensible shoes with closed toes. No flip-flops, sandals, or high heels, please. The tunnels are accessed using the original staircase of 125 concrete steps, descending or ascending 23 metres (75 feet). The staircase has lighting and a handrail and you’ll be encouraged to take the stairs steadily. Portable compost toilet in use at the beginning of the event with access to the main toilets in the Lighthouse available part way through the event.

Contact info

Gifts in Wills Team

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