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A Quick Guide to Visiting Deal

The town of Deal lies on the English Channel eight miles north-east of Dover. Its attractive mix of unspoilt seafront, delightful conservation area, small fishing fleet and vibrant High Street and shopping area make it one of the gems of the East Kent coast.

Closely associated with Deal is the large mainly residential parish of Walmer where Julius Caesar first arrived in Britain. Deal was named as a "limb" of the Cinque Ports in 1278 and, thanks to its position on "The Downs" safe anchorage, the town was once the busiest port in England.

Today, the quiet seaside resort offers much to enjoy. Two fascinating museums, Henry VIII's Deal Castle, Kent's only remaining public pier, a small theatre, an indoor swimming pool, plenty of places to wine and dine and, on a fine day, a clear view of the French coast - less than 25 miles away.

Deal seafront
Deal seafront
Deal High Street
Deal High Street
Read more about Deal...  "Deal - A Town By The Sea"  
 "A Day Out In Deal" by Matthew Munson 
Getting to Deal

By Road
The M20 and M2 connect directly to Dover; then take the A258 to Deal. It's an easy two-hour drive from the centre of London. National Express Coaches operate services to and from London Victoria Coach Station.

By Rail
Deal station is just a short walk from the town centre and seafront. It is served by frequent trains from London (journey time approximately two hours). Eurostar passengers connect at Ashford for a 40-minute journey to Deal.

By Air
Heathrow is approximately two hours drive; Gatwick and London City airports are about 1¾ hour's drive.

Getting Around
Local buses run throughout the day - with timetable information available from Stagecoach East Kent Buses.
Local taxis are also good value and there are plenty of them.
Frequent trains to Folkestone, Sandwich, Ramsgate and other destinations around the east Kent coast. For Canterbury, change at Dover.



Quick links to help you
plan your visit to Deal
coming events
eating out
visitor information centre
Deal is one of the first towns in the south-east to gain Walkers are Welcome status, in recognition that it has something special to offer walkers. For more details, see the national Walkers Are Welcome website.
This page was updated on March 1, 2015
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