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The Drop Redoubt at Dover Western Heights is one of the most spectacular Napoleonic fortifications in the UK (AJ 20.6.02 ).Access is usually restricted to the building's perimeter but at least once a year the Dover Western Heights Preservation Society opens it to the public, and the next occasion will be Sunday 27 June,11.00-16.00.Places must be booked in advance by sending a cheque for £3 (made payable to the society) plus a stamped addressed envelope to the Honorary secretary,66 Union Road, Deal, Kent CT14 6AR. Indicate your preferred visiting time and apply by 23 June.

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