White Cliffs Country in Kent, where coast meets countryside and relaxation meets adventure. And for 2022 the Kent Heritage Coast is not to be missed, it’s ranked fourth in Lonely Planet’s best regions to visit in the world, with Dover Castle getting a special mention!
Discover White Cliffs Country - Deal, Dover and Sandwich
World-famous coastline, beautiful beaches, peaceful countryside, characterful towns and quaint traditional villages.
A landscape rich in history, heritage, arts and culture, ready for you to explore. The home of Kent’s coastal castles - and Kent’s Golf Coast - White Cliffs Country (Deal, Dover, Sandwich and beyond) is a place for a personal journey of discovery. Against the backdrop of the iconic and instantly-recognisable White Cliffs of Dover, you’re invited to experience a unique destination where coast meets countryside, ancient meets modern, relaxation meets adventure and England meets Europe.
One of the warmest and driest places in Great Britain, White Cliffs Country makes an ideal place to visit at any time of year. Easily accessible from Europe with the shortest ferry crossing time from the UK, and just an hour from London on the Highspeed train, White Cliffs Country offers you simple travel connections for maximum quality time.
Covering 123 square miles, with 20 miles of coastline and beaches boasting breath-taking views and action-packed watersports, and an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ (AONB) bursting with stunning rural scenery and picturesque trails, it’s easy to understand why White Cliffs Country is loved by walkers, cyclists, families, couples, friends and four-legged friends - as a perfect place to chill out and unwind, all year round.
White Cliffs Country has been recognised by Lonely Planet in their “Best In Travel” 2022 guide! Lonely Planet’s publication highlighted Dover Castle, an unmissable feature of the White Cliffs Country coastline chronicling more than 2000 years of history and which, together with the Tudor fortresses at Deal and Walmer, the Roman fort remains at Richborough and the many other heritage sites of Deal, Dover, Sandwich and beyond, offers an incredible history and heritage experience to visitors. It also highlighted the region’s involvement in Interreg funded projects, including the Experience project, which supports local tourism and hospitality businesses in developing new, low-environmental impact year-round tourism experiences, including accessibility improvements in the Kent countryside.