Stay in Dover

 

For the visitor or for those simply travelling through Dover, it’s a remarkably small and easy town to navigate – especially surprising since it’s attached to one of the biggest Ports in the UK! http://www.doverport.co.uk/ferry/

 

We at Maison Dieu Guest House are ideally located just 10 minutes’ level walk from the seafront (walk left with the flow of traffic) and 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre (cross the road and follow the footpath to the right of the tree into the town centre).  Dover Priory rail station and the town centre bus stop in Pencester Road are 5-10 minutes’ walk.

 

We have a recommended list of restaurants (tried and tested many times) – all are within easy walking distance so there is opportunity to leave the car behind! For those travelling and in need of laundrette – The Mangle http://doverlaundrette.co.uk/ is approx. 10 minutes’ walk and offers a ‘service wash’ if required.  I will not go into what is available in the town centre here (see my Blog  ‘Shopping in Dover’) but the basics of supermarkets, pharmacy and eateries are covered – with many cafes and a few good pubs to while away an hour or two… a definite favourite being The White Horse (c1365), St James Street, with its’ super friendly Landlord and excellent food and atmosphere. The Ferry Port of Dover is quite literally to the end of the road and turn left (5 minutes’ drive, 15 minutes’ walk), the Dover Cruise Terminals are to the end of the road and turn right – 10 minutes’ drive (walking not recommended) – or approx. £5.00 by taxi.

 

Dovers’ undoubted greatest attractions are very do-able from here (even without a car) …the magnificent Dover Castle (Dover Castle Opening Times) sits right behind the house on the hill and is between 15 – 25 minutes’ walk (5 minutes’ drive) – and the wonderful White Cliffs of Dover (National Trust White Cliffs) are within 20 – 30 minutes’ walk.

 

So it’s all here for a stay in Dover UK – coast, cliffs, castle, shops, restaurants, ferry, cruise and history – and it’s all just so easy!

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