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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 brings you to the Blue Bird Cafe overlooking the sea, where cream teas and homemade soups await you. 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) and 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 Is In My Home Town, built by the order of King Henry VIII in the 16th Century.
Nearby Dover Castle - A mighty fortress perched on the Cliffs Of Dover
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.
Visit A Fish And Chip Shop In Deal - for a filling meal made with local fish
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.
How To Run Your Own Fish And Chip Shop
Living In A Seaside Resort - We eat fish
How do you like to eat fish?
Find Deal Castle In Deal, Kent
Recommended Places To Stay In Deal, Kent
- The Malvern Guest House
Renowned for it's huge selection of breakfasts, it achieved 7 in the UK's Top 10 Ultimate Breakfasts.
- 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
- French Restaurant - La Bouche
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. This French Restaurant on the coast in Deal serves delicious home-cooked French food. Well worth a visit!
Places In England- Day Trips South of London - Your Travel Guide
The Amateur Historian’s Guide to Medieval & Tudor England: Day Trips South of London, will delight, amuse, and inform. Providing a light, humorous guide to the people and places of the Middle and Tudor Ages (1066-1600) that have left their imprint in the South of London, the book covers sites that can be visited over the course of one day. For those who want to escape the city for a night or two in the countryside, information about overnight accommodations, restaurants, and pubs that have a link to this period in history is also available. Day Trips South of London includes Surrey, Sussex, and Kent.