Known best for its distinctive White Cliffs of Dover, the Kent town and major ferry port faces France across the narrowest part of the Channel, and has been inhabited since the Stone Age. As well as a rich heritage, Dover is also known for its freshly caught fish and its famous Dover sole.
Foodies will want to head straight Dover’s Bluebird Market, an outdoor market based every Tuesday at Dover’s Square. Here local eggs, bread, chutneys, fish, cheeses and vegetables can be found, while other farmers markets can be found in the surrounding areas of Aylesham, Capel-le-Ferne, Deal and Elham.
The town is also home to a number of cosy village pubs and restaurants, including the White Horse Inn, which dates from 1365 and is the oldest pub in Dover. Dover is known for its many independent shops and galleries, and festivals and regattas including The Sandwich Celebration when John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich is remembered for ordering beef served between slices of bread almost 250 years ago and inventing the basis for most British people’s typical lunch.
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