The town of Dover stands in the narrowest part of the English Channel, surrounded by the valley of the river Dour and the chalk of the internationally famous White Cliffs, one of the most dramatic natural landmarks in the country.
Its position, about 21 miles from France, has always been of strategic importance to Britain during the 4,000 years of history of the town. It is no surprise that today Dover is the busiest passenger ferry port in the world, accommodating thousands of travelers crossing the English Channel and dealing with a massive cross-Channel transport artery. Dover not only enjoys an easy access to the Continent, but good networks to the rest of the county and London too. The A2, the major road separating the town centre from the harbour, links the town with Canterbury and London, the A20 has direct access to the M20 motorway and Dover Priory railway station, has high speed trains connections between the town and London St Pancras.
The towns rich history has generated diverse places of interest like the remains of Roman forts, the ancient hospice for pilgrims Maison Dieu, the church of St Mary-the-Virgin and, spectacularly set above the White Cliffs, the imposing Dover castle with its Medieval Tunnels adapted by engineers during the Napoleonic war. There are also lots of things to do in Dover; from outdoor walking to sailing and water sports. The High Street has good national shopping facilities and De Bradelei Wharf, situated in the Dover Marina, is one of Kent’s leading designer outlets.
There are lots of properties on offer in Dover, prices are generally quite good, and vary from quite simple houses right up to grand listed buildings.