Dover Castle – UK

So i figured i should write about something in my own beautiful country and were better to start then the town i grew up in.

As you come in to Dover from any angle the view is dominated by the beautiful series of buildings that makes up Dover Castle. The Castle looks over the shortest sea crossing from England and the Continent and has extremely long but very eventful history. It started its life as an Iron Age Hill Fort and in its place still stands on of the Roman lighthouses, one of the best preserved in Europe.  The church that stands beside it is believed to have been a part of a Saxon settlement and very soon after the battle of Hastings in 1066 it was converted by William the Conqueror in to a timber-stockaded castle.

Above all over history Dover Castle has become a great fortress created by King Henry II and his successors. In the center the great tower. From the this tower the King would welcome distinguished guests while on their journey to Canterbury.

Within the castle grounds there is also the entrance to the secret wartime tunnels. These tunnels run for miles at varying depths within the Cliffs. Within these tunnels, throughout WW1 and 2, major operations were planned and coordinated.

It’s a great day out and not just a boring history lesson!!!!!!

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