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Category: BROADSTAIRS

FOLK WEEK FUN!

This week our home town of Broadstairs has been full of the sound of music – it’s the annual Folk Week! This has become a huge event over the past 55 years, and the town welcomes visitors from near and far, with many staying in the local area for the whole duration. This week has […]

My 6 weeks at Hilderstone

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 […]

HILDERSTONE MEMORIES – 1969

Anna Massagué, from Spain, talks about her happy memories of Hilderstone and Broadstairs in the late 1960s. October 1969. A shy au-pair living in Birchington-on-Sea and coming from Barcelona was standing and watching an unknown building. It was Hilderstone College. At that time, she didn’t know that she was going to spend there one of […]

IT’S DICKENS WEEK!

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 […]

It’s official! We have some of the cleanest beaches in Britain

Blue Flag and Seaside Awards  Keep Britain Tidy has today announced the cleanest beaches in Britain for 2022 and Thanet has been awarded 7 International Blue Flags and 3 Seaside Awards – including our main Broadstairs beach, Viking Bay, just 10 minutes’ walk from Hilderstone College.

LOCAL RESIDENTS AND HILDERSTONE OFFER SUPPORT

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 […]

BIG SKIES, SUNRISES AND SUNSETS

Our Isle of Thanet is famous for its ‘big skies’, and that’s partly why it has been popular with artists for centuries – the most famous being J.M.W. Turner, who spent much of his time in Margate and created several of his paintings and sketches in the area. Of course, our beautiful skies are available […]

Groups back at Hilderstone College!

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 […]

Seven towns and cities to visit for a great day out

Easyjet have published a wonderful article on how to spend a day in each of seven of our local towns. None of them is more than 40 minutes by train from Broadstairs! Take a look by clicking on the link below – and look forward to your 2022 visit to Hilderstone College and all that […]

What I love about Broadstairs

by Tiago Pinheiro Tiago studied at Hilderstone College thirty years ago, yet he still has treasured memories of his time here, as you will see! I first visited Broadstairs in January 1991. I stayed for a month while studying at Hilderstone College. I was obviously mesmerised by the architecture and the beautiful beaches. But there […]