This delightful seaside town has avoided commercialisation. With its narrow streets, alleyways and buildings of many styles, some of which date back 200 years this, picturesque town has a pebble beach, pier, and fishing boats along the promenade to the Timeball Tower and Castle. Deal is closely linked to Walmer where Henry VIII built forts in the 1540s. Deal Castle is the most unchanged with its round tiers and distinctive battlements.
The town provides excellent shopping and leisure facilities and also has one of the south-east's few remaining piers, popular with anglers and said to be the same length as the Titanic! At the end of the pier is a now famous restaurant offering all day food, and superb fish and chips. There is also a good range of specialty food shops, including hand made chocolates and a French delicatessen.
A main line train station offers easy connection to Sandwich and there is a regular service to London.