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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Castle
“Walmer Castle is a wonderful castle bringing to life the Duke of Wellington’s career and the story of his life and death. You can even see the original Wellington Boots. Outside there are 8 acres of award-winning gardens to explore, including a newly-opened Glen and a planted former chalk quarry accessible for the first time in over 100 years. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Landmark
“Henry the eights rose shaped fort right by the beach. A beautiful 40 minute walk away along the seafront.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Slightly further afield - The Lighthouse is an independent music and arts venue in Deal, Kent. They strive to bring an eclectic mix of music and creative events, hosting amazing artists from around the country and beyond. They also do an amazing Sunday roast! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very grown up. Very good hearty French grub. Not "designery" or cool but superb food. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Landmark
“This castle, now in the care of English Heritage, was built in 1540 as part of Henry Vlll's chain of coastal defences. Centuries of domestic refinements have transformed it from a fortress to an elegant stately home with beautiful gardens. It is the official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, and has been home to an incredible range of characters. See the original Wellington boots, stand where the Duke of Wellington died. Visit the rooms, including the reception rooms of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Explore the magnificent gardens including the Broadwalk Garden, kitchen garden, and contemporary Queen Mother's Garden before visiting the Lord Warden's Tearoom or the new Glasshouse Café. Find out more about the project to rediscover Walmer's lost pleasure grounds. Visit the English Heritage website for a list of Events to be held at Walmer Castle & Gardens.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“For a fascinating day out on the Kent coast look no further than Deal Castle. Built by the order of King Henry VIII it is one of the finest Tudor artillery castles in England, and among the earliest and most elaborate of a chain of coastal forts, which also includes Calshot, Camber, Walmer and Pendennis Castles. Today you can explore the whole of the castle, from the storerooms to the first-floor captain’s residence. Take a walk around the defences and admire the squat, rounded bastions and canons. If you enjoy cycling, a pleasant cycle path links Deal and Walmer Castles along the beachfront.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Lovely friendly cafe with good food. Slightly more upmarket than the Sea Cafe. Dog friendly. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Slightly further afield - A traditional ale house with excellent award winning ales! Our aims are to keep the standard of real ale at the highest possible. We have 11 hand pumps, 6 real ciders and 6 key keg beers. Awarded CAMRA East Kent Cider Pub of The Year 2019. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
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“Brilliant intimate bar that serves wonderful beer (so my real ale friend tells me). No food, but you are welcome to bring in Fish & Chips from the Castle Fish Bar or Pizza from Hayman's kitchen. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Large leisure centre with fun swimming pool: wave machine, slides and water fountains ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Deal's indoor tropical lagoon. Leisure pool with waves and gusher, fun water features and giant slide Jacuzzi and toddler pool Fully equipped Health and Fitness suite Sports hall Indoor tennis courts Poolside Cafe”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is a special place. Small, intimate, only open Thurs, Fri & Sat evenings. Mickey makes the most amazing thin crust sourdough pizzas. Bring your own booze. It's walking distance and the best pizza this side of Naples. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pool
“This popular leisure facility is situated in the pleasant location of the seafront at Walmer. It's for children 10 years and under. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“The most beautiful typical English tennis club surrounded by hundred year old trees with grass courts and an old school style drinks shed this place is just perfect. They do barbecues every month and the kids can play until sunset. A little oasis!!!”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“Many activities take place on Walmer Green on Bank Holiday weekends and other. Every July the Royal Marines hold a memorial service in aid of those marines & families affected by the IRA bombing some thirty plus years ago.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Very grown up. Very good hearty French grub. Not "designery" or cool but superb food. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a special place. Small, intimate, only open Thurs, Fri & Sat evenings. Mickey makes the most amazing thin crust sourdough pizzas. Bring your own booze. It's walking distance and the best pizza this side of Naples. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Excellent Chinese food and great service. They never forget anything. (Takeaway)”
  • 1 local recommends
Fish & Chip Shop
“An alternative traditional highly recommended Fish & Chip shop only a ten minute walk from Deal pier. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends

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