The building is around 200 years old and in the late 1800s was an entertainment venue. From the early 1900s it had other uses (including a café) but has been a pub since the 1960s and is now named after a very famous visitor to Broadstairs!
Meet Mine. Mine came to Hilderstone College in 2012 in order to improve her English so that she could take the IELTS exam. She was the writer’s first ever student at Hilderstone. She was enthusiastic and she worked hard. After two attempts, she got the grade she needed to do a Pre-Sessional Course at the […]
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 […]
Christina, from Germany, recently participated in an online course focusing on Academic English, with other university students. Here’s what she had to say about her Hilderstone experience. I took part in a 3-week online course at Hilderstone College in September 2020. I felt a bit suspicious before because the course had to be online, but […]
While taking all necessary precautions because of Covid-19, our social team have come up with some wonderful activities for these difficult months. Here are some of them! MINCE PIE NIGHT Our students really enjoyed making these traditional Christmas sweet treats, and don’t they look rightly proud of the results! CHRISTMAS CARD EVENING This was an […]
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
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?
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]