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Address: 66 High Street, St Peter's, Broadstairs CT10 2TD, England
Phone Number: 07546 514948
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The St Peter's Village Tour offers four free award winning guided walks...

The St Peter's Village Tour offers four free award winning guided walks around the historic village and churchyard of St Peter's, Broadstairs in Kent. The Tours are arranged by a team of 110 volunteers.During the walking tour with your guide, you will meet many costumed characters from past centuries. You will see the flint built church and find out a little more about its long history. You will hear of conditions in the workhouse, the Newbolts breakfast concerts for hundreds of fashionable people, the tower used in the Napoleonic wars, famous (and infamous) local residents and our ancient seat of local government for the area.The tour is conducted in groups of around ten and covers less than a mile of flat walking, but does involve standing for a number of 5 minute presentations. It includes a break for tea or coffee (although no break on evening tours, or wet weather tours). You are advised to allow two and a half hours for your tour. In very wet weather we provide an Inclement weather Routine. Access for visitors with disabilities. Children are very welcome on our tour. We would however, suggest a minimum age of 10 years to fully appreciate the experience. At the end of the tour you are invited to contribute towards our costs which average £4 per adult. Here at the St Peter's Village Tour we appreciate any comments you may have with regard to any of our tours and our website. We are Supported by the Broadstairs and St. Peter's Town Council and we are member of the Broadstairs Tourism and Leisure Association.

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Historical and hilarious fun for everyone

On July 16, 2015, we went to St. Peter’s Church in Thanet for...dah de dah! The Village Tour! My sister (a resident of Thanet) had to beg and plead to get us places on this tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

On July 16, 2015, we went to St. Peter’s Church in Thanet for...dah de dah! The Village Tour! My sister (a resident of Thanet) had to beg and plead to get us places on this tour as it is popular and packed, especially in the summer. She had taken the tour in November 2014 (in cold rain and driving sleet)... More 

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MichaelFVT, Committee Member at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

All the cast and management are most appreciative of your most detailed and enthusistic account of your visit to us in July during our 21st season. It will cheer us during the off-season until we begin our 22nd season in May 2016. Please encourage all your friends to 'cross the pond' to see us next season. Thank you once again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Didn't expect it to be so interesting and informative, time went very quick although it took a bit more than 2 hours... Perfect activity on the sunny day, great chance to pop in to the ST.Peter's church and hear all the old real stories about village people, buildings and events back from year 1100... Yes!! The church is worth being... More 

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MichaelFVT, Committee Member at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

Dear Nerijus P Thank you for such a favourable response to your visit to us on July 15th. Please tell your friends and our next season begins in May 2016 Michael Flagg on behalf of the Committee of the St peter-in-Thanet Village Tour 11th October 2015 More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a "must do" tour when you are in the southeast of England. St Peters is a charming small village close to Broadstairs Kent, the tour has been operating for 20 years and they currently have approx 150 volunteers who help with this weekiy walking tour. There is no fee but a 4 pound contribution is requested at the... More 

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MichaelFVT, Committee Member at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

Dear Chicago Kas We are all most grateful to you for your very positive comments about your visit to us on August 27th and are honoured that you made the trip 'across the pond'. Please spread the word for our 22nd season, commencing in May 2016. Thank you once again withour best wishes and kind regards. All the costume characters,... More 

Aylesford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

What an excellent tour of the pretty church and village of St Peters. The volunteers, in costume, were so enthusiastic and knowledgeable and interesting during the approximate 2 and 1/2 hours of the tour. You could almost believe you had travelled back two hundred years to chat with villagers, smugglers, miscreants in stocks, stern workhouse keepers - so many interesting... More 

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MichaelFVT, Committee Member at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

Dear Malcolm H and party from Aylesford All the members of the village tour including costumed characters, guides and management, wish to thank you for your detailed comments. It is important to know that you were convincingly transferred to the respective time frames. as it is often difficult to do this with the noisy background of today's world! With very... More 

Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A really enjoyable and informative tour of a little known part of Broadstairs. The tour is very well organised and information is provided by guides who dress in character for people in the 19th century. It is all very realistic and everyone works extremely hard to ensure that visitors have an enjoyable experience. There is an interval half way round... More 

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MichaelFVT, Committee Member at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

Dear TUG26 friends from Essex who visited us on Thursday August 20th. Thank you for your valuable comments and we will look forward to welcoming more of your friends perhaps during our 22nd season which commences in May 2016. With very best wishes and thanks once again from all the costumed characters, managers and guides of the St Peter-in-Thanet Village... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Thank you so much to all of you for such a wonderful enjoyable tour...... I have been on many not only in the UK but overseas too and the effort passion fun joy the list is endless that everyone puts into this tour is incredible! What a wonderful way also to engage young people with history keeping them focused engaged........ More 

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MichaelFVT, Committee Member at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

Dear Charlesworth 100 We all thank you for your very positive response on your recent visit to us and value this feedback most sincerely. Hoping to see you again and with every good wish. From all the costumed characters management and guides of the St Peter-in-Thanet Village Tour (Michael Flagg on behalf of the committee) 23rd August 2015 More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

An outstanding tour - it seems hard to believe that this is a village voluntary group (what community spirit). You deserve all the accolades you receive. Every stage of the walk was enjoyable as well as informative for us and our 7 year's old Grandson. History came alive for him and he especially enjoyed being actively involved with the stocks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We've been on many London Walks and this was cheaper and more fun. It seemed that every pensioner in the village had dressed up in period costume or was involved in some way and there must have been some ex-actors or an amateur dramatic society involved. The walk was entirely manned by volunteers, was very well organised and many of... More 

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MichaelFVT, Committee Member at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

Hello Stylus Limited from London Thank you very much for your up-beat and complimentary review posted on August 10th of your recent visit to us last Thursday. All the tour characters guides and management welcome your valuable feedback and suggestions in order to maintain our standard and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. With all our... More 

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I heard about this event from a friend. My partner and I travelled to Broadstairs by train and took an easy 20 min walk to St Peters Village, having time for lunch in the Red Lion before the start of the tour, where we met our two friends. There were a lot of people on the tour but fortunately we... More 

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MichaelFVT, Committee Member at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

Dear Janet and your group from Gillingham who visited us last Thursday 6th August. On behalf of all the costumed characters guides and managers we thank you most sincerely for your enthusiastic comments. We look forward to seeing you again or perhaps on one of our churchyard tours. Michael Flagg- on behalf of the St-Peter-in-Thanet Village Tour Committee More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We saw this walk advertised and didn't know what to expect. We were certainly glad we went on it. It was educational with its history and entertainment - very interesting and often amusing. The walk lasted at least two hours during which we stopped for a break with tea/coffee and a biscuit. We started by the church, where we were... More 

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MichaelFVT, Committee Member at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

Dear Bob A We thank you for your detailed and very positive comments posted up on August 1st concerning your recent visit to us with your party from Andover. All the characters, the guides and management value this feedback in order to maintain our standard for this walking theatre. What a very appropriate expression which we will now take up.... More 

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