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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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!
The White Cliffs of Dover, about 40 minutes’ drive from Hilderstone College, are a paradise for keen walkers and nature lovers. The landscape is beautiful but windswept, and the trees lean at an extreme angle! Below you is the busy port of Dover, and you can watch the ferries coming in and out on their […]