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Category: Local information and excursions

CANTERBURY: An historic city just a short train ride away.

Canterbury is a fascinating city, with hundreds of years of history – in fact, it dates back to Roman times. The impressive cathedral has been a place of worship for more than 1,400 years, and is the ‘headquarters’ of the Anglican Church (The Archbishop of Canterbury is the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion). Pilgrims […]

WESTWOOD CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE, Broadstairs

Broadstairs may be a small town, but you don’t have to travel far to do some serious shopping! Just outside the town (with great bus links) is  Westwood Cross Shopping Centre, with over 50 stores including Primark, TK Maxx, Marks and Spencer, HMV, Next and The Body Shop. Food and drink outlets include Costa Coffee, […]

DOVER CASTLE

This week’s Friday afternoon trip is to DOVER CASTLE, about 40 minutes from Broadstairs by coach. Dover Castle, ONLY 40 minutes by road from Broadstairs, is a magnificent medieval castle positioned on the famous White Cliffs of Dover, and overlooking the Channel towards France. It was founded in the 11th century and has been described […]

CRAMPTON TOWER MUSEUM, Broadstairs

Crampton Tower is a friendly museum full of colour and movement, celebrating the life and work of a Victorian engineer, transport and local history. It is partly housed in a flint tower, just a short walk from Hilderstone College and opposite the Broadstairs Railway Station. The tower formed part of the first Broadstairs public water […]

THE SHELL GROTTO – a fascinating place to visit

There are plenty of great places to visit in and around Broadstairs, just a short walk or bus ride from the College. One of these is the fascinating Shell Grotto in Margate, which is an ornate subterranean passageway. Almost all the surface area of the walls and roof is covered in mosaics created entirely of […]