The English coastline has several seaports with breathtaking views and tourist attractions. They are a source of solid turnover to the country and a proof of old English history. Described below are two of the most important and beautiful seaports in the United Kingdom.
Located in the south east of England in the county of Kent and generating over 50 million turn over every year is the seaport of Dover. The seaport was first opened by King James in the year 1606. It is the closest port to France. Millions of passengers and vehicles travel through the port making it the world’s busiest passenger port. The port is divided into: the Eastern Dock and the Western Dock. The Eastern dock provides three ferry services to France. The Western dock was previously used to provide travel services to Bologne and is the cruise terminal of the port. The town is home to Dover Museum, the Dover Transport Museum and the Roman Painted House which bring forth the culture of the town. Some of the important tourist attractions in the town are Pines Garden, Dover Castle, Connaught Park, Samphire Hoe and St Edmund Chapel. The port can be accessed by Dover railway station which is 30 minutes walk away. Licensed taxis are available at both of the dock sides of the seaport.
Fishguard is a coastal town located along the coast of Pembrokeshire in Wales. The National Geographic magazine has voted Fishguard as one of the best coastal destinations in the world. The town is made of two major parts: the main town and the lower Fishguard. The historic importance of the seaport is offered by the Fishguard Town Hall and the stone monument outside of the town. The two places commemorate the signing of the Peace Treaty after the last British invasion. The main town is home to a huge parish church. Other tourist attractions in the town are The Fishguard theatre Gwaun, the Fishguard music festival, the Fishguard and Good wick Carnival and the parish church of St.Marys. Fishguard is considered a paradise of natural beauty with breathtaking views of mountains, the turquoise blue sea and pristine cliffs. Bird watching and observing wildlife are activities that tourists can indulge in. Though the sea town is small it is the principle outlet of trade to Ireland and is one of the best natural harbours in this part of the country.