Friday, March 1, 2013

There'll Be Blue Birds Over the White Cliffs of Dover

It was a rare sunny day when I went to Dover with the rest of my study abroad group. We only had half a day to explore the castle grounds and the underground war tunnels. Like the Tower of London, Dover Castle has an extensive history. Located on the narrowest part of the English Channel, it is called the 'Key to England' because of its importance in many wars that included England. It was built in the 11th and 12th century during King Henry II's reign. This is the largest castle in England and it sits right on top of the famous white cliffs, which were hidden from sight until we drove down by the coast.

 ^^The gift shop by the wartime tunnels used during WWII.^^

 ^^It is so rare to get all six of us flatmates together in one picture. So glad we got this one, even though  you have to squint to see us.^^ 

 ^^The town of Dover^^

 ^^St. Mary in Castro and the Roman lighthouse on the castle grounds^^

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