The Western Heights of Dover are one of the most impressive fortifications in Britain.
They comprise a series of forts, strong points and ditches, designed to protect the
country from invasion. They were created to augment the existing defences and protect
the key port of Dover from both seaward and landward attack.
The Western Heights is a series of fortifications that together formed the largest
Napoleonic fortification in Britain. Structures include the Citadel, the Drop Redoubt,
the Detached Bastion and the North Entrance as well as many other important features
designed to work together to fight off a French invasion by Napoleon. More information