The seaside town of Deal in South England

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Seafront © Shantavira

Seafront © Shantavira

Deal is a town in Kent, England. It lies on the English Channel eight miles north-east of Dover and eight miles south of Ramsgate. It is a former fishing, mining and garrison town. Closely associated with Deal are the villages of Kingsdown, Sholden and Walmer, the latter being where Julius Caesar first arrived in Britain.

Deal was named as a ‘limb port’ of the Cinque Ports in 1278. Due to its position on the Downs, the town grew to become for a while the busiest port in England; today it enjoys the reputation of being a quiet seaside resort, its quaint streets and houses the only reminder of its fascinating history. The coast of France is approximately twenty-five miles from the town, and is visible on clear days.

Its finest building is the Tudor Deal Castle, commissioned by King Henry VIII and designed with an attractive rose floor plan.

Floral display on Deal seafront © geograph.org.uk - Philip Halling Entrance to Deal Pier © geograph.org.uk - Judith Bennett The Time Ball Tower Museum © geograph.org.uk - Nick Smith Deal Castle © geograph.org.uk - Ron Strutt The Court Yard Oyster Bar - Sondes Road © geograph.org.uk - Nick Smith Seafront © Shantavira
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The Court Yard Oyster Bar - Sondes Road © geograph.org.uk - Nick Smith
Deal has several museums; all are related to Deal’s maritime history. Both Deal Castle and Walmer Castle are operated by English Heritage – Deal has a display on the events in the reign of Henry VIII that led to the invasion threat which caused its construction, along with some material on its subsequent history, whereas displays at Walmer concentrate on Walmer’s post-Tudor role as the Lord Warden’s residence. There is also a ruin of the third Tudor castle, Sandown Castle, in North Deal. The Deal Maritime and Local History Museum has exhibits of boats, smuggler galleys and model naval ships. It also contains extensive histories of the lifeboats as well as local parish registers. The Timeball Tower Museum, on the other hand, focuses on the importance of timekeeping for ships, and the role the building it occupies played.

Read more on Town of Deal, AboutDeal.co.uk, The Court Yard Oyster Bar and Restaurant, guardian.co.uk – Let’s move to Deal, Kent and Wikipedia Deal. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organizations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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