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Visiting Dover Castle By Train

Dover Castle is on the featured list on the English Heritage web site. They say it is 1.2 miles from Dover Priory station, but is it an easy, stiff or hard walk?

This Google Earth image shows the location of the station and the castle.

Dover Station And Castle

Dover Station And Castle

The castle is obvious and the station is in the bottom-left or south-west corner.

I shall be visiting soon. After all it does give me an excuse to have a ride in one of the excellent Class 395 trains.

March 27, 2015 Posted by | Transport, World | , , , , | Leave a comment

Night Crossing

I left Dunkirk just as it was getting dark last night.

Maerske Dover at Dunkirk

Maerske Dover at Dunkirk

I did sleep a bit on the trip over as I was in VIP class and the seats are wide enough for a lie down.  But I did have a couple of free coffees and then spent the last few minutes of the crossing on the blunt end of the boat watching it dock at Dover.  So I did arrive fairly refreshed.

Dover Docks at Night

Dover Docks at Night

This picture shows the moment we docked.

To our right was the new LD Lines, High Speed Ferry that goes to Boulogne.

We need more like that. Hopefully like they used to be on Harwich to the Hook of Holland.  I use it on my trips to Holland.

August 8, 2009 Posted by | Transport | , | Leave a comment