Dover is famous for its white cliffs and its castle – which is the largest in England. We actually didn’t properly do the castle this time as I’m told you need to leave the better part of a full day to properly see everything and learn the full history. So we trekked along the stunning white cliffs and looked out to France. It was at Dover that my phone sent me a text welcoming me to France – that’s how close it is! Dover is worth it for the castle, views and cliffs. Not for the town. Don’t bother trying to grab a decent bite to eat in town – keep driving for that!
Next stop Folkstone. Upon entry to Folkstone I was blown away. The town is so beautiful from a height to look down on. Each home is sweet and the town centre screams of potential. We stopped in for a bite to eat and there were more than a few options to choose from. We chose Googies for burgers and a warming soup and beer. They also serve delicious looking cakes and a few gluten free options too, which I’m finding hard to track down here compared to Australia!
My understanding is that recently a passionate and successful business man has invested in Folkstone, seeing potential for the arts scene there. You really feel that it’s on the verge of coming forward with its creative and night life. Stay tuned to this town’s news. I think it will continue to get better and better, but even today is definitely worth a visit if you’re passing by.
That wraps up this road trip but stay tuned for next week’s on France!