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.
A former smuggling haunt, Deal 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.
If you're a history buff, you should head out 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. Keep an ear out for some interesting Deal Castle facts during your visit!
Meanwhile, Deal town centre features picturesque, 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. Plus, there are some great buys to be found in Deal town centre’s shops! A wide selection of quirky, independent stores will whet your retail appetite and there's a wealth of antique shops to browse as well.
Deal enjoys a thriving arts scene, with plenty of galleries, exhibitions, festivals and museums 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.
And if all that exploring, discovering and shopping have left you hungry, there’s a thriving foodie scene to sample within the restaurants in Deal. 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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