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Tag: Broadstairs

THE CLOCK TOWER

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 […]

THE GRAND HOTEL

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 […]

YORK ARCH

YORK ARCH, in our town of Broadstairs, was built in the 15th century. It once had two strong wooden doors to defend against high tides. In later years, it offered protection against smugglers and our enemies, should we become under attack. Now there are no doors but this very important and beautiful arch remains. It […]

THE LOOK OUT HOUSE AND STORES

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 […]

My Experiences at Hilderstone College and Broadstairs

Guy, from Switzerland, has been with us for a total of 8 weeks. Here is what he has to say about his Hilderstone Experience! Initially I never intended to come to Broadstairs to attend an English course at Hilderstone College. I spent 3 weeks on a farm further north in the UK, in the county […]

“I think this experience here at Hilderstone is going to be the best memory of my life.”

Insun, from South Korea, is staying at Hilderstone for at least six months, so really has an opportunity to get to know the College and our home town of Broadstairs. Here’s what she has to say about her experience so far… I came to England in January to learn English at a different school. I […]

WINTER BY THE SEA

It was sunny but very windy in Thanet earlier this week! Here are some amazing photos of the waves crashing against Broadstairs esplanade. Photos by kind permission of Richard Goldfinch. #HilderstoneExperience#hilderstone#visitthanet#richardgoldfinchphotography

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. […]

Student review by Beyza from Turkey

I have been in Broadstairs since 4th October. I chose Hilderstone College because my brother came here last year and he has excellent English now. He wanted me to go to this school because he was sure that I would learn English the best way possible and I am really delighted that I am here. […]