Watering-Places of England - Dover: the Town and Heights, 1850. 'Owing to the clearness of the water, and the gradual declivity of the shore, the sea-bathing at Dover is considered to be equal to any in the kingdom. Anciently, Dover is supposed to have derived its name from Dwfyrrha, signifying a steep place; or it may have taken its name from the river Dour, which...forms the back-water to the harbour, thence discharging itself into the sea. Dour appears to have been latinized into Dubris, and changed by the Saxons into Dover...As a watering-place, Dover is resorted to rather by those who seek the enjoyment and benefit of sea-bathing, together with more retirement and less excitement than attends a residence at Brighton or Margate. The castle is a grand object of interest'. From "Illustrated London News", 1850.
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