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Pictures of Western Heights Defences

a Castle in the town of Dover, in the county of Kent

About Western Heights Defences

The Western Heights in Dover are remains of fortifications built mainly during the Napoleonic Wars when England was under a real threat of being invaded by France. You will discover miles of trenches and the remains of the two original forts and the Grand Shaft staircase which has been restored and is open to the public. The Grand Shaft is a unique 140ft triple staircase which linked the town of Dover to the forts. The shaft was built as the only way for troops to move between the Western Heights and the seafront and it has been described as an architectural marvel.

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White Cliffs of Dover, Kent

Dover (198 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Kent

(0.6 miles, 1.0 km)

The white cliffs of Dover, the view that has stirred the hearts of English travellers for centuries...

Stained glass window

Hythe (42 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Kent

(10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction W)

This delightful seaside resort is one of the five original Cinque Ports, it can trace its noble history all the way back to AD732 when it was granted a charter by the Saxon King Ethelred...

The West Gate

Canterbury (356 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Kent

(15.0 miles, 24.1 km, direction NW)

Canterbury is an exquisite joyous place, it is submerged in history and is considered to be the birthplace of English Christianity. It glows with an abundance of charm, mostly.....

Ramsgate White Cliffs

Ramsgate (56 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Kent

(15.9 miles, 25.6 km, direction N)

Ramsgate's harbour is constantly busy, this is known as a "Royal" harbour, made so by the landing here of King George IV in 1822...


Chilham (43 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Kent

(17.1 miles, 27.6 km, direction NW)

A wonderful historic village set in the beautiful Kent Downs, above the valley of the River Stour. The village's medieval square gives a real sense of history, with its stunning timber-framed buildings, ancient church and fantastic medieval castle...

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A picture of Samphire Hoe

Samphire Hoe (11 Pictures)

(1.3 miles, 2.1 km, direction SW)

The newest part of Kent, made from 4.9 million cubic metres of chalk marl dug to create the Channel Tunnel. Samphire Hoe was.....

Dover Castle, Kent

Dover Castle (147 Pictures)

(1.3 miles, 2.1 km, direction NE)

Dover Castle is a medieval castle that was founded in the 11th century and is the largest castle in England, often being.....

Crabble Corn Mill, Dover

Crabble Corn Mill (4 Pictures)

(2.0 miles, 3.2 km, direction NW)

The current mill, built in 1812, is situated in the picturesque village of River, on the outskirts of Dover. There have been.....

Walmer Castle

Walmer Castle & Garden (81 Pictures)

(7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction NE)

The stone walls of Walmer Castle were put up in the 1530's at the same time as Sandown and Deal as part of a plan by the monarch.....

Goodnestone Park in early summer

Goodnestone Park Gardens (39 Pictures)

(9.4 miles, 15.2 km, direction NW)


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