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Other gems in Dover?

We'll be spending the night in Rye in mid-September and then driving to Dover for the day before ending up in Canterbury that evening for a 3 night stay. Based on our time spent at the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace, we anticipate being at Dover Castle for 4-5 hours. Are there any other gems in Dover I should consider, or anything on the drive toward Canterbury that we should squeeze in?

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The National Trust’s White Cliffs of Dover (where I am heading on Friday) is worth a couple of hours or more if the weather is good. There’s a lovely walk above the port then visit the tunnel complex at Fan Bay Deep Shelter en route to the vintage tea shop at South Foreland lighthouse.

Avoid Dover town centre.

Alternatively, the Kent Battle of Britain Museum in Hawkinge which is run by passionate volunteers has some fascinating relics from WW2 - plane propellers with details of their crashes, planes, cars, tanks, uniforms etc. and a vintage tea shop. It’s not fancy, but it’s very educational. Closed Mondays.