Top things to do in Deal and beyond

These early months of the year are a wonderful time to visit the beautiful coastal area of Deal and the surrounding area. The historical city of Canterbury is a short drive away parts of which are designated a UNESCO World Heritage and at the end of the day a warm welcome awaits you back in Deal at one of our many pubs and fine restaurants.

Things to do in Deal and beyond

  1. Deal & Walmer Blue Plaque Tour 10 Blue Plaques to be discovered on a walking tour that takes in every quarter of Deal and Walmer –  churches, castles, villas, mansions, cottages and homes of every era. The walks can be found here
  2. Exhilarating rigid inflatable boat ride Get a different perspective on the coastline by joining Dover Sea Safari on one of their exhilarating sea safari trips whether it’s to visit the seals at Pegwell Bay or exploring the White Cliffs and beyond in a rigid inflatable boat – trips start from late March/April onwards
  3. The Saxon Shore Way – walk part of the long distance walking route named after the line of historic fortifications that defended the Kent coast at the end of the Roman era. This is a 2 hour and 45 min circular walk starting from the beautiful St Margarets Bay (a 10 minute drive from Deal) that incorporates magnificent cliff top views and passing a National Trust Victorian lighthouse too
  4. Visit the Turner Contemporary Margate (free admission) which has a range of exhibitions over the coming months including free exhibition tours on selected dates and family afternoons where the whole family can get creative
  5. Dover Museum and Bronze Age Boat Exhibition this modern museum tells the story of Britain’s historic port town and included in the admission is entry to the award winning Bronze Age Boat Gallery thought to be 3000 years old. There are family days where you can learn to make and decorate Roman style beads and play traditional games
  6. Historic Canterbury why not take a 75 minute evening ghost tour of the spooky side of Canterbury or simply take in a cultural tour visiting the Cathedral and wandering the medieval cobbled streets
  7. Guided walk with the Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust the Trust runs a variety of events throughout the year including guided walks from the Field Centre learning about the local flora and fauna and wildlife and spotting some rare species of orchid flowering in the summer months

Whatever you do enjoy!