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Ramsgate Harbour Christmas lights

Every Christmas, our neighbouring town of Ramsgate creates a fantasy of festive lights around its amazing harbour. It’s absolutely magical! Photos by Larry Muckleston

Sunsets, beautiful sunsets…

Thanet is famous for its ‘big skies’ and in particular we have wonderful sunsets here, which have attracted artists to the local area for centuries. Here are just a few examples, taken by talented local photographer Richard Goldfinch. Why not come and see them for yourself?

“I’m happy when I go to Hilderstone College every morning.”

Ali, from Kuwait, started his studies with us before lockdown, and returned to us last month to continue his studies. Here’s what he has to say about his Hilderstone Experience! First of all, I would like to thank the administration and teachers of Hilderstone College, because they gave us the opportunity to talk about it. […]

‘My experience at Hilderstone College’ by Mats from Switzerland

Mats recently completed his course here at Hilderstone, but then continued to study online with us when he returned to Switzerland. Here’s what he has to say about his Hilderstone Experience! When I realized that it would be good to improve my English, I made the decision to travel to England and to study there. […]

Broadstairs and Thanet in pictures by local residents

We asked local residents to send us their favourite photos of the local area. We were inundated with pictures! Clearly Thanet residents are extremely proud of where they live, and rightly so. Here are just a selection. Thank you to everyone who contributed! If you have studied with us before, do you have any photos […]

OUR WONDERFUL HOME, THE ISLE OF THANET – visitor numbers are going up yet again!

New figures published by Thanet District Council and Visit Kent show that the number of visitors to our beautiful region is continuing to rise. With the fast train from London taking as little as 80 minutes, it’s easier than ever to get here for a holiday, weekend trip or even just for the day. Visitors […]

Temporary closure

Following the UK Government’s announcement of school closures and in line with English UK advice, Hilderstone College will essentially close from tomorrow until further notice. At this difficult time, we are assisting all our current students with their arrangements to return home, and we are looking forward to seeing many of them return when the […]

Hilderstone College in Broadstairs celebrates 50 years

IALC article – interview with our Head of Marketing, Lynne Hoenes 31 January 2020 This year IALC-accredited English language school, Hilderstone College celebrates its 50th anniversary. Since 1970 Hilderstone has run quality courses for students and teachers from all over the world from its centre in Broadstairs, UK. In an interview with Lynne Hoenes, the school’s Head of Marketing explains […]

Charles Dickens’ Broadstairs

Broadstairs inspired the novelist Charles Dickens.  He visited regularly between 1837 – 1859.  Charles Dickens had a summer residence in Broadstairs, now known as Bleak House.  The house is currently a bed-and- breakfast and a wedding venue, but you can visit the room where he sat at his desk overlooking Viking Bay, which inspired him […]

Russian school group have happy Hilderstone memories

Group leader Victoriia wrote to us about her group’s experiences during their recent course at Hilderstone College. Thank you Victoriia, and we look forward to seeing you here again! Hello, Broadstairs! This was not the school’s first trip to Hilderstone College , but the first for me. And it impressed me very much: the buildings, […]