Castle - Following William's victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066,
he moved his forces along the coast and built an earthwork castle on this
hill. This was part of his defence prior to advancing towards London and
eventual conquest of the whole country. This photograph shows what survives
today and the main structure which is known as Henry II's keep. It was
built between 1170 and 1180. Dover is the shortest sea crossing to mainland
Europe and as such, has always had an important roll in the defence of
England. The castle has a maze of tunnels and defences, some of which have
only just recently been opened to the general public. This castle is well
worth a visit as it encompasses so much history in one place.
Roman lighthouse and Saxon church known as St Mary - in - Castro stand
within the battlement walls.
Eastern Dock. The busiest port in the world. The shortest crossing to mainland
Europe. A ship arrives or leaves every seven or eight minutes. The white
cliffs of Dover and the castle are directly behind. You can just see the
dock in the first photograph.