Broadstairs is a charming, quintessential seaside town that was a favourite holiday spot for Charles Dickens. You can go traditional with ice cream and bucket and spade, or just drift into an art gallery and linger over lunch.
Getting here: High speed trains to Broadstairs from St Pancras take 1 hour 21 minutes.
This fascinating small museum is partly housed in a flint tower next to the Broadstairs Railway Station. The tower formed part of the first Broadstairs public water supply. There's a wealth of displays marking Thomas Russel Crampton's achievements including his role as a designer of locomotives and of railways.
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