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Dover
in Great Britain

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Dover

Dover is a town and major ferry port in the county of Kent, in the south-east of England. It is located on the south-eastern coast of the island of Great Britain, at the narrowest part of the English Channel, the Strait of Dover, which separates the island from mainland Europe. Dover is a major gateway to the continent, and is well known for its white cliffs, which are visible from the sea.

Dover has been a major port since ancient times, and was a major port of the Roman Empire. It has also been an important strategic site throughout history, and was the site of the Battle of Britain during World War II. The port of Dover is a major port for both passenger and freight traffic, and is one of the busiest ports in the UK.

Dover has a population of around 30,000 people, and is home to a number of important historical sites, including Dover Castle, which dates back to the 11th century. The town also has a number of important museums, including the Dover Museum and the Roman Painted House.

The town is well connected to the rest of the UK by road and rail, and is served by the Eurotunnel, which links Dover to Calais in France. There are also regular ferry services to the continent, with the port of Dover being the busiest ferry port in Europe.

Dover is a popular tourist destination, with a number of attractions, such as the White Cliffs of Dover, the Dover Museum, and the Dover Castle. The town is also home to a number of restaurants and bars, as well as a number of shops and markets.

Excursion tips for a day in Dover

As a tourist in Dover, Great Britain, there is a wide range of activities to enjoy on a day trip. Here are some of the possibilities:

1. Visit the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, where you can take in breathtaking views of the English Channel.

2. Explore Dover Castle, a Norman castle that has stood for centuries and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

3. Visit the Dover Museum, where you can learn about the town's fascinating history and culture.

4. Take a stroll along the Dover Seafront Promenade and admire the views of the Port of Dover.

5. Visit the Dover Marine Life Centre, where you can learn about the local marine environment.

6. Explore the many shops, cafes and restaurants in the town centre.

7. Take a boat trip to nearby Calais and explore the French port city.

8. Visit the South Foreland Lighthouse, a Grade II listed building with a fascinating history.

9. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the picturesque Dover seafront.

10. Take a trip to the nearby town of Deal and explore its historic streets and buildings.

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The climate in Dover

Dover in Great Britain experiences a temperate maritime climate that is characterised by mild temperatures and high levels of rainfall throughout the year. In the summer months (June to August) temperatures average around 21°C, with the hottest months being July and August. Winters (December to February) are mild, with temperatures rarely dropping below 0°C. Rainfall is common throughout the year, with the wettest months being October and December. Spring (March to May) is usually mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 8°C to 16°C. Autumn (September to November) is usually cool and wet, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 14°C.

Cruise weather for Dover

Our weather forecast for Dover helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 17.7 °C
min: 15.7 °C
38.2 m/s
49.0 m/s
44.8 %
21.7 m
84.7 %
1,011 hPa
04:58:41
21:02:15
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 17.4 °C
min: 16.6 °C
16.9 m/s
21.6 m/s
38.7 %
24.1 m
85.4 %
1,018 hPa
04:59:53
21:01:11
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 18.2 °C
min: 17.2 °C
23.8 m/s
29.5 m/s
78.8 %
24.1 m
85.3 %
1,017 hPa
05:01:08
21:00:04
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 16.3 °C
24.1 m/s
32.4 m/s
49.7 %
24.1 m
73.6 %
1,019 hPa
05:02:23
20:58:55
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 20.6 °C
min: 14 °C
20.2 m/s
33.1 m/s
88.3 %
23.1 m
71.6 %
1,012 hPa
05:03:40
20:57:44
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 22.7 °C
min: 13.6 °C
28.1 m/s
52.6 m/s
92.0 %
24.1 m
73.2 %
1,011 hPa
05:04:59
20:56:30
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 20.1 °C
min: 13.8 °C
26.2 m/s
50.9 m/s
54.8 %
24.1 m
73.4 %
1,015 hPa
05:06:18
20:55:14
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 21.4 °C
min: 12.5 °C
14.4 m/s
18.4 m/s
12.1 %
24.1 m
65.2 %
1,023 hPa
05:07:39
20:53:55
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 24.4 °C
min: 13.4 °C
15.1 m/s
18.7 m/s
30.2 %
24.1 m
63.2 %
1,021 hPa
05:09:00
20:52:35
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 15.3 °C
17.6 m/s
19.4 m/s
3.2 %
24.1 m
57.9 %
1,016 hPa
05:10:23
20:51:12
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 22.2 °C
min: 14.3 °C
24.1 m/s
30.2 m/s
78.9 %
21.0 m
74.9 %
1,013 hPa
05:11:47
20:49:47
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 17.1 °C
min: 13.8 °C
21.6 m/s
28.1 m/s
98.2 %
24.1 m
87.8 %
1,016 hPa
05:13:12
20:48:20
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 22.8 °C
min: 15.2 °C
34.2 m/s
56.9 m/s
84.0 %
18.6 m
83.7 %
1,017 hPa
05:14:37
20:46:51
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 20.2 °C
min: 13.4 °C
14.0 m/s
24.0 m/s
72.4 %
24.1 m
79.5 %
1,019 hPa
05:16:03
20:45:20

Cruises to Dover

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Scheduled ship calls in Dover, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 19th 2024 Friday, 19th of Jul. 2024 Carnival Legend 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 19th 2024 Friday, 19th of Jul. 2024 Jewel of the Seas 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 Carnival Legend 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 7th 2024 Wednesday, 7th of Aug. 2024 AIDAbella 08:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 9th 2024 Friday, 9th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Legend 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 10th 2024 Saturday, 10th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 14th 2024 Wednesday, 14th of Aug. 2024 MS Amera 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 18th 2024 Sunday, 18th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Legend 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 24th 2024 Saturday, 24th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 28th 2024 Wednesday, 28th of Aug. 2024 Mein Schiff 3 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Sep. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Sep. 2024 Mein Schiff 3 05:30 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Sep. 2024 Vasco da Gama 08:00 am 07:30 pm
Sep. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 21st 2024 Saturday, 21st of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 07:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 15th 2024 Tuesday, 15th of Oct. 2024 MS Sirena 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 30th 2024 Wednesday, 30th of Oct. 2024 AIDAbella 07:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Nov. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Nov. 2024 AIDAluna 07:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Apr. 19th 2025 Saturday, 19th of Apr. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 07:00 am 07:00 pm
May 3rd 2025 Saturday, 3rd of May 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 07:00 am 07:00 pm
May 5th 2025 Monday, 5th of May 2025 LE BELLOT 08:00 am 07:00 pm
May 6th 2025 Tuesday, 6th of May 2025 AIDAsol 08:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
May 17th 2025 Saturday, 17th of May 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 07:00 am 07:00 pm
May 18th 2025 Sunday, 18th of May 2025 Carnival Miracle 05:00 am 05:00 pm
May 30th 2025 Friday, 30th of May 2025 Carnival Miracle 05:00 am 05:00 pm
May 31st 2025 Saturday, 31st of May 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 07:00 am 07:00 pm
May 31st 2025 Saturday, 31st of May 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 6th 2025 Friday, 6th of Jun. 2025 Azamara Journey 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Jun. 8th 2025 Sunday, 8th of Jun. 2025 Carnival Miracle 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 14th 2025 Saturday, 14th of Jun. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jun. 14th 2025 Saturday, 14th of Jun. 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 20th 2025 Friday, 20th of Jun. 2025 Carnival Miracle 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 28th 2025 Saturday, 28th of Jun. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jun. 28th 2025 Saturday, 28th of Jun. 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 29th 2025 Sunday, 29th of Jun. 2025 Carnival Miracle 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 3rd 2025 Thursday, 3rd of Jul. 2025 Celebrity Eclipse 01:45 am 04:30 pm
Jul. 11th 2025 Friday, 11th of Jul. 2025 Carnival Miracle 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 12th 2025 Saturday, 12th of Jul. 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 20th 2025 Sunday, 20th of Jul. 2025 Carnival Miracle 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 26th 2025 Saturday, 26th of Jul. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 26th 2025 Saturday, 26th of Jul. 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 07:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 30th 2025 Wednesday, 30th of Jul. 2025 Crown Princess 07:00 am 10:00 pm
Aug. 1st 2025 Friday, 1st of Aug. 2025 Carnival Miracle 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 4th 2025 Monday, 4th of Aug. 2025 Celebrity Eclipse 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2025 Wednesday, 6th of Aug. 2025 AIDAbella 07:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 9th 2025 Saturday, 9th of Aug. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 9th 2025 Saturday, 9th of Aug. 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 10th 2025 Sunday, 10th of Aug. 2025 Carnival Miracle 05:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 16th 2025 Saturday, 16th of Aug. 2025 Celebrity Eclipse 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 23rd 2025 Saturday, 23rd of Aug. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 07:00 pm

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