My Home Town Deal, Kent in the Garden of England
Deal's Top Attractions
Welcome to my home town hub, the seaside resort of Deal in Kent. Visit UK and you will find Deal right on the southern edge. If you arrive at London you will drive or take a train directly south. By ferry, it is one of the first towns you come to after leaving The White Cliffs Of Dover, 8 miles away. In fact, once in Deal it makes a popular walk along the promenade to where the cliffs join Kingsdown, on the outskirts of the town. An exhilarating walk over the top rewards you with beautiful views of the sea. If you continue all the way to Dover, St Margaret's Bay with it's rock pools and Pine Gardens is a half way point where the Coastguard pub can offer appetizing refreshments. This is famed for being the nearest pub in England to France, which can be seen from it's veranda on a clear day. Today Deal is known for it's two castles, (neither as big as Dover castle, but still worth a visit), it's pier which is a haven for fishermen and it's many fish and chip shops. 8 miles in the opposite direction is the quaint village of Sandwich, with it's sandy bay and home to the British Open Golf Championships. Canterbury Cathedral is another famous attraction, standing amongst many other historic and attractive buildings and is only 18 miles away. Deal is steeped in history, renowned for stories of smugglers and boasting regular visits from Lord Nelson and even the landing of Julius Caesar on it's shores. In more recent times the late Queen Elizabeth, the queen's mother stayed at Walmer Castle each year and had one of it's gardens named after her. The late Norman Wisdom also used to visit his relatives here.
Deal Castle, built by the order of King Henry VIII in the 16th Century.
Find Deal Castle In Deal, Kent
Pictures Of This Seaside Resort - Here are some of the sights!Click thumbnail to view full-size
On The Pier At Deal
A favourite place for fishing
The present pier was built on the site of two previous piers in 1954. It is 1026 ft long and has gained international recognition as an angling venue. Whether it's a leisurely walk along the pier to the cafe at the end, where a refreshing drink and food awaits you or a day with your fishing rod, Deal Pier is the place to be. Here you can catch dover sole, eels, bass, plaice, dogfish, smoothounds, whiting, mullet, mackerel, cod and bream.
Enjoy Fish And Chips On Deal Beach
Traditionally many British families treat themselves to fish and chips during a trip to the seaside or as a quick meal on a Friday night at the end of a long week. The fresh fish is filleted and deep fried in batter, served with deep fried, chunky chips made from fresh potatoes.
Visit A Fish And Chip Shop In Deal - for a filling meal made with local fish
There's crispy battered fish and chunky chips made from fresh potatoes at Walmer Fish & Chips on the beachside Strand. Vegetarians will have lots to choose from too with a veggie sausage and burger on the menu alongside extras including onion rings, pickles, and breaded mushrooms. Indulge in a large portion of chips to share and enjoy a stroll along the beach to walk it off afterwards.— Lotte.h
Living In A Seaside Resort - We eat fish
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Nearby Dover Castle - A mighty fortress perched on the Cliffs Of Dover
Recommended Places To Stay In Deal, Kent
- Sea Walks Welcoming Near Town Beach & Castle - Houses for Rent in Walmer Deal, England, United K
05 Aug, 2019 - Private room for £33. We enjoy sharing our home and love welcoming family, friends and fellow travellers from the UK and from abroad to stay with us. Buffet Breakfast in...
- The Royal Hotel
The Royal's warm hospitality and comfortable surroundings have been enjoyed by such famous people as Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton. A history of their visit can be found in the hotel.
- Dunkerleys Restaurant & Hotel
An award-winning restaurant and accommodation in the heart of Deal, just a stone's throw away from the beach. Renowned for their fresh, local seafood.
Deal's Association With France
Deal is only 25 miles away from France, which is visible from the coast on a clear day and is twinned with Saint-Omer in northern France. The port of Dover is only 15 minutes drive from Deal, where you can take a ferry across the channel.
Deal won Best High Street Award!
- Reinventing the high street: Deal wins high street award - Telegraph
The results of the Telegraph’s High Street of the Year award are in - and it's the Real Deal