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St Peter's Village Tour

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Address: 66 High Street, St Peter's, Broadstairs CT10 2TD, England
Phone Number: 07546 514948
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Description: 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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The tour is hosted by an enthusiastic band of volunteers, most in costume enacting informative narratives to bring to life the history of the village. Obviously it helps to have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The tour is hosted by an enthusiastic band of volunteers, most in costume enacting informative narratives to bring to life the history of the village. Obviously it helps to have good weather which we were fortunate enough to have. The tour takes about 2.5 hours with a short stop for refreshments. A voluntary donation of £4 per person covers costs... More 

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

Dear Purdy 50- Garden of England The costumed characters,guides and managers of the St Peter's Village Tour wish to thank you most sincerely for your most favourable comments on your visit to us yesterday. 21st May 2015. Michael Flagg- Committee Member 22nd May More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I would definitely recommend this to anyone! Very insightful into local history, keeps you entertained throughout and all the money raised solely goes back to the church and to help fund the tours, so really you're doing a good deed and having fun too!

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

Dear B We are very grateful to learn that you were entralled with the tour yesterday and we look forward to welcoming more of your friends. with many thanks Michael Flagg- on behalf of the Committee of the St Peter-in Thanet Village Tour 22nd May 2015 More 

broadstairs
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I really enjoyed this tour of St.Peter's, which is organised by volunteer local residents.All participants put enormous effort into making this tour both informative and interesting, their performance considerably enhanced the narrative input from tour leaders.

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

Dear Christine, Thank you for being the first of our twentifirst season to report on our overall performance yesterday. Such positive feedback is most welcome and is important in order to maintain our quality standard. We hope that we will also have the opportunity of welcoming more of your local friends who have so far not been on our tour.... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Did this tour last week with my husband and daughter 26 and Mum 88. Really enjoyed it, allow 2 hours plus for it. The tour is wheelchair friendly and there are a couple of ramps they use (helpful if they are told in advance) there are a couple of pot holes and ruts to look out for. Donations only are... More 

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

Dear Conslow Thank you for visiting us on our last tour of our twentieth season and for your favourable comments. It is also important to hear that you found us 'wheelchair friendly' and we hope that you will recommend us to your friends. With best wishes from the management, guides and costumed characters of the St Peter-in-Thanet Village Tour. Michael... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We really enjoyed this tour last Thursday, really interesting and well presented. The costumes and characters were excellant, especially the 'ladies' in the stocks. Local history bought to life in a really professional way even though they are all volunteers.

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

Dear Linda W Thank you for your favourable comments on your experience of the Village Tour last Thursday September 11th and the ladies in the stocks are delighted to know that they were the favourites of your group. On behalf of the guides and management we look forward to seeing you again in 2015 Michael Flagg (On behalf of the... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

We have just done the St. Peter's village tour. It was fantastic, many thanks to all the guides and all the costumed people who made it a morning to remember. We had done the tour a few years ago but it was very different this time. So many new vignettes and all the new facts we heard, a treat for... More 

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

We are delighted to receive your very favourable response to your visit to us on Saturday 13th September (Heritage Day). Also to learn that although you visited the tour a few years ago you found the factual content stimulating and interesting and the performances of the players and organisation excellent. Your response gives us valuable feedback. On behalf of us... More 

Margate, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We met just before two pm and were escorted in small groups by a friendly guide, through church,churchyard and through the village. Met and sometimes surprised by local people dressed as characters from St Peters past. A super afternoon and even a cup of tea and biscuits in the middle of tour, what more could you ask for?

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

Dear 'Fabianpippin Kent' On behalf of the costume characters managers and guides of the St Peter-in-Thanet Village Tour we much appreciate your favourable comments on your visit to us on Thursday September 11th 2014. We look forward to receiving more of your friends. Michael Flagg (On behalf of the Tour Committee) 13th September More 

Tewkesbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This tour is very professionally run despite everyone being volunteers. The information was conveyed by both the guide and the past residents of the village dressed in the clothes of the period at their homes or places in the village. This made the tour most enjoyable.

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

Hello Teresa N from Tewkesbury Thank you for visiting us on Thursday 21st of August and for your very positive comments about the enactment of the St Peter's Village Tour history. All the costume characters and management send you their appreciation and thanks and we look forward to welcoming other friends from Tewkesbury in the future. Michael Flagg (St Peter-in-Thanet... More 

Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Joined the St Peter's Village Tour this afternoon, which takes about 2.1/2 hrs! Started and finished at the Village Church and the Tour and took in some interesting sights in the Village where we learnt some interesting and unknown facts - even though we have lived in the area for many years! The Actors we met along the tour were... More 

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

Dear Deryckwheeler from Ramsgate, On behalf of all the costume characters and management of the St Peter-in-Thanet Village Tour we much appreciate your comments about your visit to us on Thursday 21st August. This feedback is vital to enable us to maintain our high standards. Michael Flagg (Village Tour Committee) 24th August 2014 More 

London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I visited the tour yesterday with my family and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a very well organised attraction run entirely by volunteers - you wouldn't believe it as the costumed characters (as well as the guides) you meet on the tour put their heart and soul in to it This was a great informative afternoon where we... More 

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

Thank you Will T_78 from London for your very favourable comments on your visit to us with your family on Monday 11th August. and received on the Glorious Twelfth. It is important to us to get such positive feedback and we hope that you will spread the word to other friends. The characters in the stocks and in the Almshouse... More 

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