Deal's Old Town
Deal's Old Town
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SukhSingh33
London, UK10 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Deal is full of quirky shops, great food, buzzing pubs and a mix of friendly, eccentric and distinctive locals,as well as the well represented holidayers. The two local castles, Deal & Walmer, have their own respective appeal but the Walmer gardens are just stunning. We stayed on Prince of Wales Terrace with friends Heather & David, who also rent via Airbnb - the view of the sea from their house was breathtaking - the crashing waves was a joy to wake to and drop off to. It's a great, inviting place but it also has an irresistibly eerie, conspiratorial air about it too, really intriguing, really beautiful.
Written August 25, 2021
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Whittlesford
Haselbury Plucknett, UK490 contributions
Jul 2021
A fascinating bit of smuggling history in the old town, where there are good explanatory panels. The historic cottages with some more patrician residences are well tended with no jarring elements apart from a car park standing where some of the oldest buildings were. WWII bombs and shells. This is a place for people who just like to soak up the atmosphere: no noise, no excitement and very few shops.
Written July 10, 2021
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shane😁😁
Northamptonshire, UK12,386 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We were very impressed with Deal.
Some lovely little historic parts including the gorgeous castle.
We wandered around most of it in about 2 hours even enjoying the shopping area.
There are plenty of places to eat and drink but we really liked a few of the backstreets where the residents have made outstanding efforts with their properties / gardens to keep them in fitting with the area.
Beautiful Deal.
Visited 10th October 2020.
Written October 10, 2020
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myhappyplace85
London, UK299 contributions
Apr 2014 • Solo
I am fortunate enough to have a little house In Deal but i don't get there nearly enough. Deal is a great escape, everyone GOES BACK to Deal, its friendly and charming. You feel safe there and it has everything you need.... Rooks sells the best sausage rolls ever! There are boutiques and bargain shops and you will certainly never go hungry! If you need time out, visit Deal.
Written April 29, 2014
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Restorationman239
Deal, UK53 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
Fancy a day out? A visit to this quaint little town that has something for everyone should be on the cards! A excellent beach, historical conservation area with lots of interesting architecture, cottages, and tiny streets interlinking to a fantastic high street with many unique shops and cafe's await you.
Visit the seafront and the many memorial benches and fishing vessels. There are two castles, built in Tudor times during the reign of Henry VIII. The Time Ball Tower linked by telegraph to Greenwich so the ships in The Downs could re set their chronometers when the time ball lowered every day in the 1800's. There is a lovely pier which you can stroll down. This was the last seaside pier to be built in England. There is great food to be had in the many wonderful cafe's and restaurants, ice cream parlours, pubs and wines bars with entertainment in the evenings. If you have children the open air paddling pool in the Summer or the indoor fun pool if the weather isn't so good will keep the children amused. Excellent selection of fish and chip shops offering locally caught fish. The high street has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and buzzes with locals and visitors and lives up to the town motto "Befriend a Stranger" If you like walking you can go along the seafront to Walmer and on to the small village of Kingsdown. If you walk in a northerly direction you will find the ruined remains of Deal's third Tudor castle "Sandown Castle" which was reclaimed by the sea over 100 years ago. If you continue walking on from here along the coast line for several miles you will find yourself in the ancient port of Sandwich which has a myriad of medieval buildings believed to be the most surviving in any town. There are many useful links for visitors on the internet
Enjoy your visit soon!
Written March 2, 2014
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kathrynsreilly
Deal, UK133 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
Captivating and quite remarkable. This small area of mismatched Georgian terraces is a real surprise and further elevated by being sandwiched between what was the 'high street of the year' and a fabulous (stony) beach. I'm still discovering amazing little details three years after my first visit. Magical.
Written October 19, 2015
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Ken C
Boston, UK1,560 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Having been to Deal Castle, our need was for a sit down and a warm drink. We came the short distance into town and parked the car. Having realised that looked to be a good pedestrianised main street we walked up and down, going into a number of shops.

There are several charity shops but the town is not overwhelmed with them. There are several well know names as well as local independent traders. Several had sales or promotions. There were a number of cafes and restaurants. We found a Starbucks and went in to get out of the quite strong breeze.

The town has a museum which was sadly closed, as well as a market which operates on certain days. We would have loved to visited them both, but maybe another time.
Written September 23, 2018
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BZM_13
Brooklyn, NY102 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
You can visit Middle Street (the Conservation area; I think it was the first one declared in England) which is an easy walk from the High Street through the pedestrianized St. George's Passage (across from St. George's Church on High Street). Wonderful independent shops in St. George's Passage, too! You can drive on Middle Street but no parking is permitted; it is way too narrow for any cars to stop. Many historic homes are either on Middle Street or on the streets that fan out from it. There are also the Deal descriptive historic plaques which tell of the history of that particular area or site, such as the one which tells the tale of the car park on Middle Street which had been bombed by the Germans during WWII. Beautifully maintained street lived on by people who appreciate their homes and this gem of a town. I just wish the homes weren't so expensive or I'd buy one! I think that the oldest part of Middle Street is south of Broad Street (south of the library) since there is a history plaque near the corner there, too, describing the buildings there. Wherever you go on Middle Street, you will see something of interest.
Written September 21, 2016
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DannyTabletennis
Canterbury, UK50 contributions
Aug 2019
This end of Deal now has a range of really interesting shops and cafes, it is well worth a visit. It’s close to the seafront as well.
Written August 12, 2019
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Debbie N
Kent, UK13 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Middle street is lovely, rows of quaint painted houses of all sizes and of different height and character. You cannot park along here as the street is not wide enough, but it would spoil it anyway. If you are thinking of living here, then parking is nearby. Love it here
Written September 23, 2018
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