TR3241 : Dover seafront from Dover Castle

taken 8 years ago, near to Dover, Kent, Great Britain

Dover seafront from Dover Castle
Dover seafront from Dover Castle
Dover seafront from next to the Roman Lighthouse, inside the Castle grounds.
Dover Castle
One of the largest castles in the country, strategically located at the shortest crossing point to continental Europe, Dover Castle has played a prominent part in national history. Its origins lie in the Iron Age, and a Roman Lighthouse and Anglo-Saxon church can still be seen within the grounds.

William of Normandy strengthened existing Anglo-Saxon fortifications here in 1066, but it was Henry II who set the blueprint for today's castle when he had the fortifications rebuilt in the 1180's, adding the massive keep and a series of concentric defences. Over the centuries, the defences were continually enlarged and improved, with the castle retaining a military role into the mid twentieth century. An underground hospital and the command centre used for the Dunkirk evacuation are a legacy from the Second World War.

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TR3241, 891 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 12 January, 2010
Geographical Context
Coastal 
Primary Subject of Photo
Seafront 
Category
Seafront   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 322 412 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.3950N 1:19.0447E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 326 417
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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