A quaint, quirky and quintessentially English seaside town: Discover Deal, Kent, in the Garden of England
'A quaint, quirky and quintessentially English seaside town'
No trip to White Cliffs Country would be complete without a visit to Deal. One of the prettiest seaside towns in Kent, it’s a tiny but terrific hidden gem. Deal is stunningly photogenic too, making this an Instagram-worthy hotspot if you’re on the lookout for the perfect place to steal a few snaps. Boasting an award-winning high street and an unspoiled seafront, Deal in Kent is, unsurprisingly, frequently highlighted as one of the best places to live in Britain.
Deal's promenade overlooks a pebbly beach that offers scenic views of the English Channel and out towards the notorious Goodwin Sands. Following an extensive refurbishment, Deal Pier (the town’s third) is a landmark not to be missed - you might recognise it as a location from ITV's 'Liar', which was filmed in Deal. The view from the end of the pier, looking back at the historical buildings lining the shore, has remained unchanged for more than 100 years.
If you're a history enthusiast, head to Deal Castle. Built by the order of King Henry VIII as part of a chain of coastal defences, it’s one of the finest Tudor artillery castles in England. Keep an ear out for some interesting Deal Castle facts during your visit! The fascinating maritime history of Deal - a former smuggling haunt - is a joy to uncover. Visit the quirky Timeball Tower and discover the vital role this maritime monument once played in the safe navigation of ships sailing along Deal's coastline.
Deal town centre is home to picturesque and pastel-coloured dwellings, nestled amongst the cobbles of its winding streets. Quaint fishermen’s cottages rub shoulders with well-preserved Georgian town houses, making Middle Street a must-visit. Plus, there are some great buys to be found in Deal town centre’s shops! A wide selection of independent stores will whet your retail appetite and there's a wealth of antique shops to browse as well.
If you love the Arts, you'll feel immediately at home in Deal. Embrace Deal's arts scene with plenty of galleries, exhibitions and museums to explore; festivals and cultural performances to enjoy. Deal Braderie, the town’s annual street market, is hugely popular. Here, you’ll find stalls selling vintage clothing, jewellery, crafts, bric-a-brac, memorabilia, books and antiques.
Exploring is hungry work, so you'll look forward to the culinary delights of Deal's thriving foodie scene, to sample within the restaurants in Deal. Choose from waterfront bistros to chic and cosy eateries tucked away in the town centre. As you’d expect, fresh, locally-caught seafood is a speciality!
Live Webcam: View of Deal beach, pier and promenade from the Waterfront Hotel, via Skyline Webcams.
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As you plan and finalise your visit to Deal and White Cliffs Country. Discover more and enjoy a live, 24/7, view of Deal beach, pier and promenade from the Waterfront Hotel via Skyline Webcams.
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