Dover Castle from below the Detached Bastion Glacis, Western Heights, Kent, UK

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John Latter on November 23, 2009

Turn right at the top of Belgrave Road (actually a hill) and you're in Westbury Crescent; turn left and you're on grassland behind Clarendon Place and can choose from a number of pathways which then spread all over the northern slopes of the Western Heights.

This photo was taken from a short path which leads from the Belgrave/Westbury turning up to "The Dump" at the foot of the Detached Bastion Glacis*.

In the middle foreground, other paths run behind Clarendon Place until they eventually meet the North Military Road (aka "Military Hill) on its way to the North Entrance*.

On the distant skyline, and below the 12th Century Norman Keep, or Great Tower, of Dover Castle are the massive walls of the Inner Bailey, to the right of which are the Roman Pharos and Saxon church of St Mary-in-Castro.

Below the Inner Bailey are the Western Battlements, or Western Curtain Wall; Peverell`s Gate is clearly visible.

*The Detached Bastion is connected to the North Centre Bastion by the South Caponier and they, along with the North Entrance, are parts of an extensive Napoleonic and Victorian defense system embedded into the Western Heights.

Dover Castle and many locations on the Western Heights are English Heritage sites.

John Latter / Jorolat

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 19, 2009
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2009/11/16 12:32:23
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash