Photograph of the Dunkirk to Dover Ferry arriving by Willie Robb. Part of the series European Ferries looking at European passenger ferry links to europe from the UK.

From Dunkirk, Port of Dover, 2017



Dover in Kent, South-east England is the nearest English port to France, a mere 21 miles away from Calais. It is also the world's busiest passenger port with 16 million travellers, 2.1 million lorries, 2.8 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it every year.

Dover's proximity to continental Europe has shaped the coastal towns defensive fortifications which includes a medieval castle. The white cliffs are riddled with secret world war two tunnels which have gradually been opened for access via the National Trust.


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