by Julian Kratz Julian Kratz, from Germany, has just completed a 6-week Combination Course (Intensive English plus 1:1 tuition). Here he writes about his Hilderstone study experience and his time in Broadstairs, with tips on how to make the most of your stay! After my first contact with Hilderstone, I decided to take a longer […]
This weekend is a special one in Broadstairs – it’s Dickens Week! With the many connections between Broadstairs and the famous writer, Charles Dickens, the festival is one of our biggest annual events, and attracts visitors from all over the country (and even abroad!) Throughout the town, both outside and in local venues, there is […]
We are so very lucky to have so many beautiful castles within a short drive or train ride from Hilderstone. Some of them have the most beautiful gardens too, like Walmer Castle and Leeds Castle (not in Leeds – in Kent!). Without doubt, however, for Hilderstone students who are history lovers, the jewel of these […]
Hilderstone College is extremely grateful for the way the local community has come together to help in this time of need. Broadstairs has a long tradition of welcoming, helping, and hosting international students – through Hilderstone and through our friends in the other language schools in the town. We have all welcomed students from the […]
It was a beautiful sunny day for our recent trip to London with a group of students from Switzerland. Look at those clear blue skies! We hope they had a wonderful day and enjoyed their fortnight’s stay with us in beautiful Broadstairs.
One of our most popular excursions is to the nearby city of Canterbury , about 28 km from Hilderstone College. Our students can also go there independently, as it’s just 25 minutes by direct train. The first thing most visitors want to see is the world-famous cathedral. Canterbury Cathedral is particularly important in that it […]
This month, we were delighted to welcome our first group back to Hilderstone since the pandemic started. Our Spanish group of young adults from IMECAT enjoyed a packed itinerary of classes, excursions and activities, as you can see from the photos! It was wonderful to have such an enthusiastic and friendly group here after so […]
Pegwell nature reserve is a local beauty spot, about 8 km. from Hilderstone College. It’s a wonderful place for walkers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts, with beautiful wetland walks and a great ‘hide’, a special lookout hut for birdwatchers. It begins at the famous Viking boat, a replica of a re-constructed Viking Longship. The replica sailed […]
Our new Spanish group from IMECAT started their week in the UK with a visit to London, led by Hilderstone tutor Ellie. It’s such a pity it was a rainy day, but it didn’t stop them enjoying themselves and doing lots of sightseeing!
MORELLI’S ICE CREAM PARLOUR is located on the seafront in Broadstairs overlooking Viking Bay. It was founded in 1932 and is still in the Morelli family today. This parlour is a nostalgic step back in time with its furnishings and décor, juke box and seating booths.