Your tour

Whether you’re a first time visitor or a returning friend, our greeters reveal the hidden secrets of Dover.

We are a small town with a huge history - often described as:

“an active, adventurous and authentic English historic town”

We are one of the world’s most famous small towns. Say the word ‘Dover’ to anyone and they will know about the White Cliffs, the Castle and the Harbour.

But we are much more than those three icons.

A service for everyone

Our service is free and we have a no tipping policy too.

We welcome all visitors without regard to race, ethnicity, colour, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, country of origin, marital status or disability.

We offer three guided Dover Heritage Walks

- or we can create something special just for you

Route 1 - Dover Town Centre

Meeting at the Visitor Information Centre, this is a circular town walk.

It is all on flat ground and will take approx. 90 minutes.

Our greeter will tell you the history and stories of the town as we wander through, giving you plenty of photo opportunities.

Meeting point

Visitor Information Centre

Time

90 mins

Incline

Flat walk

Route 2 - Dover Harbour and Seafront

Meeting at the Visitor Information Centre, we will walk from the Town Centre through to the seafront and the harbour.

We will take in the magnificent promenade, whilst listening to stories of Dover’s maritime history and stories of the people who made Dover great.

It is all on flat ground and will take approx. 90 minutes, and there are plenty of seats and far too many photo opportunities.

Meeting point

Visitor Information Centre

Time

90 mins

Incline

Flat walk

Route 3 - The White Cliffs

Meeting at the Visitor Information Centre, we will proceed to the seafront and then up on to the White Cliffs using the cliff steps.

The path up to the cliffs is steep but manageable with a few steps.

The view at the top, taking in the English Channel, the seafront and the working – and very busy – ferry port is well worth a 20 minute climb.

Your guide will take it slowly and at the top, tell you some of the stories of the cliffs, including, of course, the James Bond connection.

There is a Visitor Centre, run by the National Trust, so you can sit down and enjoy a lovely cuppa before either returning to Dover, or going along the cliffs to the South Foreland Lighthouse and St. Margaret’s Bay.

Meeting point

Visitor Information Centre

Time

90 mins

Incline

Steep steps

Or something unique?

These routes are just suggestions and we can be flexible depending on the time you have available, your speed of walking and any special heritage interests – just discuss this with us.

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