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St Peter's Village Tour

66 High Street, St Peter's, Broadstairs CT10 2TD, England
07546 514948
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Ranked #1 of 6 activities in Broadstairs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Margate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our tour was 2 hrs long and the time flew by. It starts by St Peters church and each group of about 10 have a dedicated guide, who takes you to various locations where characters in period costume entertain and inform you about historical facts and stories. I've lived in Thanet for almost 40 years and I thought I knew... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We went on the Village Tour this morning and were really impressed by the organisation of the whole thing, the enthusiasm of everyone that took part and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. There are other tours and we're going to book up for the Graveyard one next. They have won an award for this and it's very well deserved.

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

Dear Paul We are very grateful to you for such a positive response on your visit to us last Saturday and are pleased to hear that you will be attending our churchyard tours soon. All participants including management look forward to welcoming you again. Michael Flagg (on behalf of the St Peter's Village Tour Committee) 23rd June 2014 More

Letterkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This tour was really much more than I expected. It is very well organised and the different characters throughout the tour really came to life and entertained us. I didn't realise there was so much fascinating history in the area. Well done to all the volunteers.

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

All the costumed characters and management are glad to hear that your overall impression of your visit was good organisation. We were also delighted to have had a visitor from the Emerald Isle. With many thanks from us all. Michael Flagg (on behalf of the St Peter's Village Tour Committee) 23rd June 2014 More

Broadstairs, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

This is an excellent tour. As a visitor from Australia with family in the area, I had previously much enjoyed other picturesque charms of Broadstairs. However, on this year's visit, I was lucky to gain a spot on the popular St Peter's Village Tour, something I had been meaning to do for some time. The tour provided a fascinating glimpse... More

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

The costume characters guides and managers wish to thank you very much for your encouraging comments about your visit to us last Saturday. Especially to receive a visitor from Australia. We wish you well on your travels and please tell your friends. Michael Flagg (on behalf of the St Peter's Village Tour Committee) 23rd June 2014 More

Margate, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Having been born and bred in St.Peters village this tour is something I have wanted to do for years. We booked the tour and when we turned up it was a lovely warm day just right to walk this tour. We were a mixed group of eleven people and one couple were from Melbourne Australia . There we sixty people... More

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

Dear Peter from Margate. All the management and costume characters are delighted to receive your positive comments of the experiences of your party including visitors from Melbourne on Tuesday June 10th.. We are so glad that your finally after some years took the tour experience and please encourage any other locals who have been considering it for some time to... More

Kent
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

What a different way to spend an evening. Whether you be a local or a visitor, there is something for everyone. The volunteers do a fantastic job as costumed characters and guides. Most of the stories are fascinating and funny. The only one I would not want to hear again is John Wesley, most of our group found that boring... More

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

The St Peter's Village Tour team wish to thank you for your comments on your impressions of your tour, on an evening when the weather coluld not have been more appropriate. We hope to see you again and please spread the word. Michael Flagg (on behalf of the Village Tour Committee) June 7th 2014 More

Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

First time visit to the Village Tour and what a wonderful experience it was. Plenty of useful information and the costumed characters were a delight to behold. Very funny especially Ranalagh Gardens. We will be back for a further visit

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

Dear Crichton 2 Thank you for visiting us on May 28th and the costumed characters and management are delighted to receive such a positive response. We look forward to your next visit which we hope will be before the end of this present season With all good wishes from the Village Tour Committee 30th May 2014 More

London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Having recently moved to St Peters, my wife and I were looking forward to doing this tour and finding out more about the history of the place we now call home. The tour was fantastic- a leisurely stroll around the village where we met lots of colourful characters from the past. It's easy to see the dedication of all the... More

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

All the costumed characters, guides and managers wish to thank you for your favourable review and are pleased to welcome you officially to this are. As you have experienced there is much going on here with an emphasis on local history. We look forward very much to seeing you again this season. Michael Flagg (on behalf of the St Peter-in-Thanet... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

A group from Bradstow School visited on the first tour of 2014, we were all spellbound and amazed by some of the stories-even though we are local and know some of the history of St Peters. The vignettes were very well thought out with not too much information and each having their own brand of humour with the odd surprise... More

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

Thank you Bradstow School, a very welcome review and a first for 2014 our twentieth season! It is also good to learn that you will be back and hopefully in the open air next time. We will be pleased to know whether the historical content has encouraged a greater interest in local history all round. With many thanks once again... More

Warrington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We went on this tour in early May, the first one of the season as it turned out. The weather was bitterly cold but the re-enactors were very professional and although some of the ladies could have done with shawls or coats they braved the cold to re-enact various episodes from the past. I wanted to visit St Peter's as... More

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

Dear Juanito 635 from Warrington in the United Kingdom. Thank you very much for your retrospective but very favourable review of your visit to us in May 2013. This will cheer all the management and costume characters as we approach the Christmas season and next year's programme. Please spread the word and we do hope to see you again. With... More

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