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.
A former smuggling haunt, its seafront now overlooks a pebble beach that offers breathtaking views of the Channel. Following an extensive refurbishment, Deal Pier (the town’s third) is also a landmark not to be missed.
Meanwhile, Deal’s picturesque town centre features gorgeous, pastel-coloured dwellings set within winding streets. Quaint fishermen’s cottages rub shoulders with well-preserved Georgian town houses, making Middle Street a must-visit!
Deal enjoys a thriving arts scene, with plenty of galleries, exhibitions, festivals and museums to enjoy. There’s also a wide selection of quirky, independent stores and antique shops to browse. 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.
And if all that shopping whets your appetite, there’s a thriving foodie scene to sample. As you’d expect, fresh, locally-caught seafood’s a speciality! If you're a history buff, you should head out of town to Deal Castle. Built by the order of King Henry VIII, you'll discover it’s one of the finest Tudor artillery castles in England.
Live Webcam: View of Deal beach, pier and promenade from the Waterfront Hotel, via Skyline Webcams.
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