Autumn Sunset on Priory Place, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom

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The Golden Lion Public House, Roy’s Mens Hairdressing Salon, and the (new) Dovorian Restaurant are all that remain of Priory Place. On the far side of Priory Street to the left of the pub is one of the twin towers of Peacocks Department Store with part of the Town Hall behind. To the right of the Dovorian is Worthington Street containing The Mangle Launderette (alt. Dover Launderette). A256 York Street Bypass at bottom-left.

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John Latter on November 12, 2012

With Dorette's Ladies Hairdressers in Worthington Street, Dover Heritage Taxis in New Street, and the main shopping precinct only 100 yards away (see below), this area of central Dover may be of interest to cruise ship passengers who do not wish to pay onboard prices - particularly as access is straightforward from the cruise ship terminals in the Western Docks via Snargate Street and the York Street roundabout.

The Victorian Golden Lion at 11 Priory Street, Dover, Kent, CT17 9AA, was an established drinking house by 1846 and in 1881 was opening at 5 am (see Dover Castle from the Golden Lion). At the time of writing (10th November 2012) the building is undergoing renovation and will probably re-open before Christmas. Carlos Fandango's popular Karaoke that was once held in the Golden Lion is now thriving in the Park Inn (my local) between 2pm and 8pm every Sunday.

Roy's Barber Shop (follow @RoysHairDover on twitter and facebook) at 4 Priory Place, CT17 9AB, is where I get my hair cut! The current prices are:

Gents (Gentlemen) from GBP 8.50

Boys from GBP 7.50

Grades from GBP 7.50

OAPs (Old Age Pensioners) from GBP 6.00

Beard trim from GBP 2.50

The new Dovorian Restaurant, Cafe, and Takeaway at 1-3 Priory Place, CT17 9AB, was once Charles Clout Ironmongers and Hardware (a pre-1970 black and white photo), and earlier still, H F Edwin, Haberdashery, Hosier, Draper, and Costumier (circa 1890, also monochrome). Both photographs are on the Old Dover board at Pinterest.

The original Dovorian Restaurant, ex-Igglesden and Graves, is now Dickens Corner Cafe, Tea Rooms, and Restaurant in the Market Square.

Approximate distances to various locations (from Roy's Hairdressers):

Biggin Street Shopping Precinct: 100 yards

Bus Station (adjacent to Pencester Gardens): 160 yards

Town Hall (for Tourist Information): 220 yards

Dover Priory Railway Station (alt. Dover Priory Rail Station, Dover Priory Train Station): 340 yards

Market Square: 350 yards

Dover Beach, Seafront, and Harbour: 700 yards

"An Autumn Sunset on Priory Place" was taken while on an evening cycle ride from Robsons Yard.

An Urban Dover, History, Tourism, Travel, and Destination photo.

John Latter / Jorolat

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Elena Omelchenko on November 14, 2012

Cool sunset shot!

John Latter on November 15, 2012

Elena Northroup, on 14th November 2012, said:

Cool sunset shot!

Thank you, Elena - Greetings from Dover, England :)

John Latter on December 18, 2012

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  • Uploaded on November 10, 2012
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: Canon EOS 600D
    • Taken on 2012/10/16 16:36:12
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