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2. White Cliffs of Dover walk and North Foreland Lighthouse

Top 10 ten places to visit in South East England - Dover and Kent Coast

White Cliffs Walk and North Foreland Lighthouse

The white cliffs of Dover are one of England's most famous natural landmarks and are a magnificent coastal site looking out over the English Channel. Why not take a walk along the White Cliffs of Dover and visit North Foreland Lighthouse Visitor Centre. You can park at the White Cliffs Visitor Centre, which is owned by the National Trust, and pick up maps and information. The centre also serves, teas, cakes, coffees and light meals.
 
Take a walk along the White Cliffs of Dover (White Cliffs Visitor Centre National Trust) and visit North Foreland Lighthouse Visitor Centre.

Magnificent coastal site looking out over the English Channel

•    One of England's most famous natural landmarks
•    Protected Site of Special Scientific Interest
•    Rare flora and fauna
•    Spectacular coastal walks and cross Channel views
•    Visitor Centre, including café and shop

White Cliffs Visitor Centre Address:
Langdon Cliffs
Upper Road
Nr Dover
Kent CT16 1HJ
England, UK

White Cliffs Visitor Centre Opening Times:

Visitor centre         
1st February – 28th February, 11.00 am – 4.00 pm, Monday to Sunday        
1st March – 31st October, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm, Monday to Sunday 
1st November – 28th February, 11.00 am – 4.00 pm, Monday to Sunday

Car park 
1st February – 28th February 07, 8.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Sunday 
1st March – 31st October 07, 8.00 am – 6.00 pm, Monday to Sunday 
1st November – 28th February 08, 8.00 am – 5.00 pm, Monday to Sunday
Visitor Centre and Car park closed 24th and 25th December. Last admission 30 minutes before closing
 
White Cliffs Visitor Centre Admission:
Free, a car parking charge applies

T  +44 (0)1304 202756

F  +44 (0)1304 215484
 
North Foreland Lighthouse
Established in 1499, North Foreland Lighthouse marks the Southerly entrance to the River Thames and warns mariners of the treacherous Margate Roads. North Foreland was the last manned lighthouse in the United Kingdom when it was converted to automatic operation in November 1998.

North Foreland Lighthouse Location
Walk along the coastal path from the National Trust White Cliffs Visitor Centre.
 
North Foreland Lighthouse Opening Times:
North Foreland Lighthouse is no longer open to the public but can be viewed externally and is an excellent half way point for a walk along the white cliffs.

T  +44 (0)20 7481 6900 (Trinity House)

White Cliffs Visitor Centre location

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