Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Dover

Enjoy the history and other features of Dover. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the beaches, restaurants and parks. Dover Museum and Dover Castle are just a couple of the must-sees. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Dover

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Dover a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Royal St George's Golf Club (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Dreamland (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
  • Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Leas Lift (6.7 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Sene Valley Golf Club (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Dover

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 70°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Dover

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Dover. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pencester Gardens (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Dover Beach (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Shakespeare Cliff (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Samphire Hoe (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • White Cliffs of Dover (2.1 mi / 3.5 km)
  • St Margaret's Bay Beach (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around Dover

The nearest airport is in Manston (MSE-Kent Intl.), located 15.3 mi (24.6 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Dover Priory Station, Dover Eastern Docks Station and Dover Hoverport Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Dover?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 580 holiday lettings near Dover. From 356 Houses to 115 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Dover for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Dover?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Dover. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Dover Shepperdswell Station: 1,107 holiday lettings
  • Dover Western Heights: 918 holiday lettings
  • South Foreland Lighthouse: 848 holiday lettings
  • Dover (QQD-Dover Priory Train Station): 926 holiday lettings
  • Dover Eastern Docks Station: 920 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Dover listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Dover?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 356 Houses in Dover. Our other popular types of Dover holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 115 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 115 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 115 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dover?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 31 holiday homes with pool available in Dover. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.