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Category: LOCAL AREA

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 […]

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 […]

INCREDIBLE CASTLES

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 […]

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.

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 […]