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My Home Town Deal, Kent In The Garden Of England

Updated on March 13, 2015
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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.

Deal Castle Is In My Home Town, built by the order of King Henry VIII in the 16th Century.
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Nearby Dover Castle - A mighty fortress perched on the Cliffs Of Dover

Pictures Of This Seaside Resort - Here are some of the sights!

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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

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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.

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Places In England- Day Trips South of London - Your Travel Guide

The Amateur Historians' Guide to Medieval and Tudor England: Day Trips South of London - Dover, Canterbury, Rochester (Capital Travels)
The Amateur Historians' Guide to Medieval and Tudor England: Day Trips South of London - Dover, Canterbury, Rochester (Capital Travels)

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.

 

Have you or would you ever visit UK? - especially the Garden Of England

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      Fiorenza 2 years ago from UK

      My family had quite a few holidays at Deal when I was a child, so this brought back many memories.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      Hi great lens. I've been to Deal -it's a really nice place the castle is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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      SheilaMilne 3 years ago from Kent, UK

      I live here in Deal, two minutes from the castle!

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      Peter Badham 3 years ago from England

      I like Deal and walking along the cliffs and seafront is lovely. My favourite fish and chip shop in England is there as well, which is always a bonus when you are close to the coast. Nice to learn some facts I didn't know about the place :)

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      I love the UK. I haven't been there in many years, but I want to go back.

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I haven't been to Deal, although I have spent much of my life on the south coast too. I was born in Bournemouth./Poole and now live in Southampton. My wife (Debnet) created a lens on Fish and Chips, she grew up in a fish and chip shop.

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      kimbesa 6 years ago from USA

      Looking forward to coming back to England...thanks!

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      Christine Hulme 6 years ago from SE Kent, England

      @EditPhotos: Many thanks for the blessing!

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      Edit Photos 6 years ago from Earth

      Nice lens. I am planning a trip to the UK next year and gathering ideas. Squidoo Angel Blessings.

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      I think I have been to your home town. I visited England many years ago and then took the ferry to cross the Channel. I saw the white cliffs of Dover. Beautiful countryside as I remember.

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      Diana Grant 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I haven't always lived in the UK but it is definitely my favourite place, and why I live here from choice.

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      tssfacts 6 years ago

      Great article. I have not yet been to UK but do want to visit sometime.

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      Very interesting history, love the castle image, and living in a place where history goes so far back can't be anything but interesting.

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      You caught my attention with the castle! Looks like a very interesting place.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I have visited the UK and would love to go back again. There is so much to see, and so much history there.

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      sheilamarie78 6 years ago

      I have been to Cambridge once, and we drove a bit in that area. Lovely country!

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      I've been to the UK and have seen the White Cliffs of Dover. Wonderful place to visit.