Dover - level 3

Dover - level 3

09-09-2011 12:00

Dover is a town situated in the county of Kent, in South East England. It has about 39,000 inhabitants. It has always been an important town thanks to its location. It is the nearest point to the continent. The sea between Dover and France is called the English Channel and near Dover it is only 34km wide. Travellers from France can admire the characteristic White Cliffs made of chalk. Dover is an extremely busy port as the English Channel is crossed by ships and ferries every day.

As the town is closely linked with transportation, it also has the Dover Transport Museum.

The dominating feature of the town is one of the largest castles in the country called Dover Castle. However, you can also visit St. Edmund’s in Dover, which is the smallest church in Britain.


Dover history

The Romans first tried to invade Dover in 55 BC, under Julius Caesar, but were forced back by the Celts, who fiercely defended their coastline. It was not until 43AD, under the rule of Emperor Claudius, that Roman forces successfully landed in England and took control of the land. Dover became the Romans’ most important naval town.

In this video you can listen to the song White Cliffs of Dover and also see the pictures of the cliffs and the castle.

Written by Hana

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