The White Cliffs of Dover
The White Cliffs of Dover are one of England’s most recognizable landmarks. The sheer cliffs of white chalk mark the closest part of England to the continental landmass.
The White Cliffs of Dover reach up to 300 feet in height and stretch for 10 miles to the east and west of the town of Dover. The cliffs face France across the narrowest part of the English Channel. The chalk--which consists of sea shell fragments and the remains of small sea organisms--is soft, fine-grained and streaked with black flint.