"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Sioux under General


Early in August, I joined my sister for a day’s outing to Dover Castle as there were re-enactments of the 1216 Siege of the Castle. Apart from a mad dash at breakneck speed, from one end of Canterbury to the other, in order to get to train to Dover; finding time to stop for photos resulted in me literally flying onto the train seconds before the doors closed, it was a thoroughly enjoyable outing, and I finally got a glimpse of the famed “White Cliffs”.


Canterbury lies on the River Stour, and is one of the UK’s most visited cities. The Westgate is the largest surviving medieval city gate in England and visitors to the city can still walk under the archway as people have done since the mid-1380’s!  The Guildhall Building is a converted church, next to the river, in Westgate Gardens.

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I liked what I saw in Canterbury, so a return trip would most definitely have to be arranged. 


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2 responses to “Day tripping #1 – Dover Castle – getting there”

  1. Chez says:

    Fascinating, lovely pics S! Look after yourself x x

  2. Pauline Smith says:

    I just love the colouring on the flowers – they are so vibrant.
    Talk about a walk in the past – lekker ….

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