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Connaught Park


Connaught Park was the first park established in Dover, and is sited on the hill below the castle. There is a promenade along the northern boundary and a variety of recreational facilities.

A fine Quercus ilex planted by the Duchess of Connaught at the opening ceremony and a gothic drinking fountain induce a sensation of time past, furthered by the Victorian shelters near the tennis courts and playgrounds. Paths lead up the grassy slopes and through spinneys to the promenade along the northern boundary, from where there is a panoramic view of Dover the Channel and the Western Heights.
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Dover District Council

White Cliffs Business Park Dover Kent, CT16 3PJ

Connaught Park was the answer to a long-felt need for a public park in Dover and was achieved in 1883 by the lease of land on rising ground to the north-west of the Castle. Voluntary public subscription covered the cost of landscaping, the lake, trees, shrubs, fencing, and the park-keeper's lodge.

Features & Designations


  • Lake
  • Gate Lodge
  • Description: Park keeper's lodge.
  • Specimen Tree
  • Description: There is a Quercus ilex planted by the Duchess of Connaught at the opening ceremony.
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  • Drinking Fountain
  • Description: Gothic drinking fountain.
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  • Garden Building
  • Description: Shelters.
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  • Promenade
  • Description: There is a promenade along the northern boundary.
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Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces



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