Dover Priory Train Station is located about a five minute walk from Dover town centre. It opened on the 22nd July 1861 and now handles around a million passengers a year. All of the trains here are operated by Southeastern
Facilities include a cafe where hot and cold food and drinks are served and public toilets.
There are two platforms within Dover Priory Station and there is a ticket office located just inside the entrance.
Dover Transport Museum
At Dover Transport Museum, visitors can see road vehicles of all different types. Items on display include Kent Coalfield items. Within the museum there is
a maritime room, bygone shops and a 1930's garage.
The museum is open from Easter until the end of September.
The admission charges are:
Adults - £3.00
Children - £1.50
Concessions - £2.50
Family tickets are also available for £7.00
Connaught Park is the first park to ever be built in Dover and is located across the road from Dover Castle. The park consists of landscaped gardens and concrete walkways which are suitable for disabled persons. The top half of the park has a number of small paths which lead around the park and provide excellent views across Dover.
At the bottom half of the park there is a lake with a fountain in the middle. There is also an aviary which holds budgies, quail, finches and cockatiels.
Concrete and grass tennis courts are available for visitors to use at a cost of £3.60 for adults and £1.30 for children. There is also a large children's play area in the lower section of the park. Admission is free and this attraction is open 7 days a week.
Crystal Palace Park
The Crystal Palace was constructed for the Great Exhibition of 1851. Originally it was located in Hyde Park, but due to its huge success it was transferred to the London Borough of Bromley and became a venue for the Victorian celebration of the British Empire. The Palace itself was destroyed by a fire in 1936 and little of it still remains, but the Park and its many attractions still exists. One of its main attractions is the newly restored Dinosaur Park, which dates back to 1851 and was the first in the world. Here visitors can view statues of life-size dinosaurs, prehistoric reptiles and mammals, as well as examples of geology which cover 350 million years of Britain's evolution.
The remains of the original palace that can be seen in the park include the Terrace Arches and the Sphinx . Further there is the largest maze in Britain, a Cafe and a children's playground. Football fans might want to incorporate a visit to the National Sports Centre, which is located in the center of the park and home to Crystal Palace FC. The Sports Centre is also a popular venue for concerts and other events. Free parking spaces are available at the Sports Centre and other locations near the main entrances. Toilets, including disabled toilets, can be found all over the park. Entrance to all attractions, apart from the National Sports Centre, is free. Opening times : Daily from 7:30 until half an hour after dusk.
Crystal Palace Parade (North): 2, 3, 63, 122, 137a, 202, 227, 249, 306, 322, 358
Thicket Road, Penge entrance (South): 194, 227, 312
Train stations : Crystal Palace Station, Penge West Station, Penge East Station
Greenwich Heritage Centre Museum
The Centre, situated near the Woolwich Arsenal train station, provides research facilities into genealogical records and has a number of old documents in their exhibition, as well as archaeological, geological and historical material. Lectures are provided on Saturdays and they are open to the public daily from 09h00 - 17h00 except on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays.
Kearsney Abbey Gardens
Kearsney Abbey Gardens is dominated by the large lake which is set in the centre of the gardens. Visitors can take a walk through the woodland and around the park, where many animals such as ducks, swans, moor hens and geese can be seen.
Toilet facilities are available, as well as two good sized car parks (which are free). There is also a children's play area and a cafe which sells ice creams, tea and coffee and snacks. Onsite facilities also include a BBQ / Picnic area where visitors can enjoy the surroundings of the gardens.
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