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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 International take 1 hour 21 minutes.
It is easy to see why this is a favourite - with its horseshoe shaped sandy bay and cliff top promenade. There are beach cafes and shops, as well as the town nearby - you can access the town via a Beach Lift too. The Bay is also dog friendly and has a life guard service in the summer, making it perfect for all the family!
The town comes alive for this festival of music, song and dance – now in its 52nd year. The main stage is in the town’s leafy park where the main headline acts appear; there are dances and ceilidhs at the Pavilion on the Sands; smaller concerts and Folk clubs in the Sailing Club – plus workshops in everything from Gumboot dancing to beginners’ ukulele. There’s a full family festival with many free events at the Bandstand and around town.
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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