We're going to visit Europe in May 2013. We've never been and really haven't the slightest idea about how to travel or how to see what would be considered the "must see" sights. We'll be in Dublin for daughters wedding then since we're in the "area" we intend to see more. One of the areas that's always been on my bucket list is the White Cliffs of Dover. I've read the TA forum that has since been closed and it contained a good deal of information but I have two more specific questions.
1.) Realizing you can not really see the cliffs (because you are standing on top of them) is there not a ferry or boat sightseeing tour that would leave from Dover (or another location) that would take you out to see or along the cliffs for a period of time and then return?
2.) Is is not possible to get down to the bottom of the cliffs and walk along what I would call the beach area (knowing it's all rocks)?
3.) And yes I realize the Castle is a sight to see also but this question is about the cliffs themselves.