There is plenty to see and do during your stay in Dover, including visiting the imposing 14th century castle. There are boat trips around the White Cliffs as well as museums to keep you entertained, making for a memorable trip...
If you choose to hire a car in Dover, be sure to book in advance by using our search gadget to the left. You can pick up your rental car from convenient downtown locations or even from the port if you're coming over from France on the ferry. You'll then be free to explore the area at your own pace.
On top of most tourists' list when they plan a visit to Dover are the famous White Cliffs. Used for defence during both World Wars, the iconic White Cliffs of Dover stand tall, facing the English Channel with views of the French coast.
The best view of the cliffs is from the coastal path beginning at the Langdon Cliffs and heading towards the South Foreland Lighthouse. Walk along the cliff tops and appreciate the uninterrupted views, as well as spot wildlife in their natural habitats.
Dover Castle sits above the famous cliffs and has protected Britain from the enemy for 20 centuries. Secret wartime tunnels, the Great Tower and exhibitions make visiting the castle an interesting and fun day out.
Continuing with history, the Dover Museum and Bronze Age Boat Gallery showcases models and relics from pre-historic Dover up to the 20th century.
If you're after some retail therapy, then head to Dover's De Bradelei Wharf Designer Outlet where you can pick up some bargain designer clothes. And if you want to relax and indulge after a hard day's shopping, Dover has many bars and restaurants to take your fancy.
Active types should head to Dover Sea Sports Centre where you can take part in dinghy sailing, powerboating, windsurfing and more. There are also plenty of opportunities to fish and take boat trips around the harbour.
Although there is lots to do in Dover, car rental makes the surrounding areas easily accessible...
The city of Canterbury is only a 30-minute drive from Dover and is a great day out with its beautiful historical architecture and cathedral. Getting to London is simple too. It takes less than two hours to get to the capital, where you can explore sights such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Tower of London.
If you fancy something a bit different, you can get to Calais from Dover by ferry in just 90 minutes. Whether you want to visit the Continent for the day, or spend a week exploring, it's entirely up to you.
There are frequent crossings from Britain's second busiest port, so you can be flexible when planning your trip to France, Belgium or the Netherlands - or even further afield.
However, if you are hiring a car in Dover, check whether you are permitted to take it across the Channel.