I've always been skeptical that one could see Russia from Alaska, but it is true that on a clear day one can see the coast of France from Dover Castle! This is one of many facts I learned on my day trip this Saturday to Dover and Canterbury to explore some areas of Southeast England that have been settled by humans since the Neolithic period (6500-4500 years ago).
|Henry II's Great Tower|
Dover Castle is perched atop the white cliffs, and there has been a fortification on the site since before Roman times due to this strategically defensible position overlooking both the Channel and town. It was only attacked once, in 1216, which prompted the construction of the medieval tunnels to improve defenses.
|A Cathedral Resident|