Dover Castle has stood on the cliffs overlooking the Channel for nine centuries. I couldn’t help feeling we had chosen one of the least promising days since the 11th century to visit…
Staying with friends in Kent at the weekend, we had been looking around for a great family day out which wouldn’t involve too much, well, outdoors. On a day which started with sleet and snow, turning to torrential rain then some impressive winds, I wanted nice thick walls.
Fortunately, after our slightly late departure (wrangling a one-year-old, three-year-old and an almost five-year-old meant the universe scoffed at our schedule), we missed the worst of the deluge and booted, hatted, gloved and raincoated, set off to explore. Because with 80 acres, there is plenty to discover.