Facts in brief:
Country's most important seaport; located in valley famous for its white chalk cliffs; was hub of Roman roads 4th cen.; 40ft-high remains of Roman lighthouse here; one of Cinque Ports under Saxons 11th cen.; Saxon church of St. Mary in Castro here; 12th-cen. Dover Castle is built on the site of an early Norman castle; expanded under Norman kings 12th cen.; sacked by French 1295; heavily bombed during WW II.
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