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A remote, isolated, pristine-white, solid beacon; a place of innovation and scientific firsts, now also a romantic hideaway and big-hearted family haven, the South Foreland lighthouse stands proud atop the White Cliffs of Dover. It surprises and delights with its warmth of welcome and unexpectedly wistful atmosphere, quaint and charming and yet robust and protecting. Like the Knott family of the past, its current keepers, who mostly offer their time for free, are witness to events and show commitment and spirit in manning the light. Inside the Victorian tower, surprising stories unfold of a unique history that has shaped our world and influenced our travel, our trade, and our industrial and maritime heritage. Outside seemingly endless skies roll away across the English Channel and 21 miles away, the coast of France splits the sky from the sea. Serenity is broken when waves steepen, dark clouds tumble in, the wind lashes and the mouth-watering views are swallowed up. The lighthouse stands its ground and is once again protector, until the calm returns as quickly as it left and butterflies come out of hiding. Arrival is on foot across the beautiful and yet challenging cliffs, thus the lighthouse attracts the more adventurous. None the less, children’s laughter is all around, and the nostalgia of Mrs Knott’s tearoom attracts all generations, those who come to reflect and those who want to find out more about the traditions of the past. From its post on top of the gateway to Britain, South Foreland Lighthouse watches over their past, their present and their future.
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The Front, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6HP England
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Princes Drive Sandwich Bay, Sandwich CT13 9QB England
9.9 miles from South Foreland Lighthouse
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Royal Parade, Ramsgate CT11 8LZ England
13.4 miles from South Foreland Lighthouse
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  • Peter F
    Orpington, United Kingdom72 contributions
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    Great Spot for a Teashop.
    The teashop is in a lovely area atop the cliffs with lots of seating outside with a great view. Inside is nicely decorated and the options for drinks and cakes is great. We stopped there as the midway point on the walk from the NT White Cliffs of Dover Centre.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 June 2023
  • Paul Legate
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    Significant lighthouse along the White Cliffs of Dover
    Along the White Cliffs of Dover at St Margaret's Bay there are two significant lighthouses; South Foreland Lower Lighthouse which was decommissioned in 1904 and is in private ownership and the whitewashed Upper Lighthouse which is owned by the Natiional Trust. It was the first lighthouse to use electric light and was the site used by Guglielmo Marconi for his experiments in wireless radio transmissions. Whenever we walk along the White Cliffs it is always a nice sight to see and is quite often busy with visiting tourists.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 July 2023
  • fire-tower
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    The guide assigned to lead our group looked very serious, but he was very knowledgeable
    While walking along the trail enjoying the White Cliffs of Dover, the trail leads to the South Foreland Upper Lighthouse. We paid £15 for a family ticket and joined the guided tour. The guide assigned to lead our group looked very serious, but he was very knowledgeable. He explained the history of the lighthouse, the fact that it was the first lighthouse to use an electric light, site chosen for experiments in wireless radio transmissions, etc. he also explained the structure and the mechanics of the lighthouse. The group we were in was also vocal and there were many questions which was answered well. Overall, we enjoyed this guided tour, and the views at the top of the lighthouse.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 October 2023
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Some of the best hotels near South Foreland Lighthouse in Dover are:
The White Cliffs Retreat - Traveller rating: 4/5
Premier Inn Dover East hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5
The Swingate Inn and Hotel - Traveller rating: 3.5/5

A private balcony can be enjoyed by guests at the following hotels near South Foreland Lighthouse in Dover:
Dover Marina Hotel & Spa - Traveller rating: 4/5
Royal Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5
The Southcliff Hotel - Traveller rating: 3/5

These hotels near South Foreland Lighthouse in Dover have great views and are well-liked by travellers:
The Blue Pigeons - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
The Lodge at Princes Golf Club - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Waterfront Hotel - Traveller rating: 4.5/5

These hotels near South Foreland Lighthouse in Dover have been described as romantic by other travellers:
The Blue Pigeons - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
The Bell Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5
Royal Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5

Families travelling in Dover enjoyed their stay at the following hotels near South Foreland Lighthouse:
The White Cliffs Retreat - Traveller rating: 4/5
Premier Inn Dover East hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5
The Swingate Inn and Hotel - Traveller rating: 3.5/5

These hotels near South Foreland Lighthouse in Dover generally allow pets:
Travelodge Dover - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Waterfront Hotel - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
The Bell Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5
It is always best to call ahead and confirm specific pet policies before your stay.

Free breakfast can be enjoyed at the following hotels near South Foreland Lighthouse in Dover:
The Blue Pigeons - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
The Lodge at Princes Golf Club - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
Waterfront Hotel - Traveller rating: 4.5/5

These hotels near South Foreland Lighthouse in Dover have free parking:
The White Cliffs Retreat - Traveller rating: 4/5
Premier Inn Dover East hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5
The Swingate Inn and Hotel - Traveller rating: 3.5/5

An upscale travelling experience can be enjoyed at these 4 star hotels near South Foreland Lighthouse in Dover:
Dover Marina Hotel & Spa - Traveller rating: 4/5
Holiday Inn Dover, An Ihg Hotel - Traveller rating: 3.5/5
Broome Park Hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5

These 3 star hotels received great reviews from other travellers:
The White Cliffs Retreat - Traveller rating: 4/5
Premier Inn Dover East hotel - Traveller rating: 4/5
The Swingate Inn and Hotel - Traveller rating: 3.5/5

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