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.
North Foreland Lighthouse, along the coast between Broadstairs and Margate, was built in 1691. It was first lit by fire in 1499! The lighthouse is probably one of the most photographed local landmarks in the Isle of Thanet.
The building is around 200 years old and in the late 1800s was an entertainment venue. From the early 1900s it had other uses (including a café) but has been a pub since the 1960s and is now named after a very famous visitor to Broadstairs!
Dating back to 1588 and close to the sea, The Old Curiosity Shop in our town of Broadstairs was connected with smuggling long ago, but is now a popular cafe and a popular subject for photographers! It is named after a novel by Charles Dickens, who spent a lot of time in Broadstairs. #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstone […]
This character building is bigger inside than it looks from the outside! It has been a cinema since 1965 (although the building had several uses before that), and has had several changes of name and ownership. It only seats 111but it boasts the latest digital sound and projection technology, and is very popular with Hilderstone […]
There has been a clock tower in Broadstairs since 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee (60 years on the throne). The original clock tower was destroyed in a fire and the current one was built in 1970 to commemorate Queen Elizabeth 11’s silver jubilee (25 years on the throne). The clock tower is located […]
For those of you who have visited Broadstairs, do you recognise this building standing tall and majestic on the seafront at Louisa Bay? It was the Grand Hotel, built around 1881. It had over 100 guest bedrooms, ballroom, a billiards hall, stables and beautiful views across the sea. It was a very prestigious hotel. It […]
THE HILDERSTONE 100! March 19th is a special day in the UK as it marks Comic Relief aka Red Nose Day. On this day, the whole nation pulls together to raise awareness of the charity and money for a good cause. This year, we need your help to spread the word! From 1st-19th March we […]
It is thought that this building dates back to around 1700. It is called the Look Out House and Stores but it was also known as the Boathouse because it was the life-boat station and harbour master’s office between 1869 to 1912. During that time 275 lives were saved from shipwrecks by the brave life-boat […]
Christina, from Germany, recently participated in an online course focusing on Academic English, with other university students. Here’s what she had to say about her Hilderstone experience. I took part in a 3-week online course at Hilderstone College in September 2020. I felt a bit suspicious before because the course had to be online, but […]