This independent gallery in Deal, Kent describes itself as having a ‘punk rock’ ethic. This is not your standard, twee seaside themed gallery.
The DONT WALK WALK gallery is a working artists’ studio. See work from over 20 artists ranging from emerging artists to established talents. The rotating exhibitions include painting, printmaking, illustration, photography and sculpture plus film screenings.
The gallery is currently hosting an exhibition by Noel Fielding.
10 Victoria Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 7AP.
Sandwich is a picturesque town near Deal. It is one of the medieval Cinque Ports and is packed with history.
Stroll along the quay and admire the boats. Wander the twisty streets and stop for tea and cake in one of the many coffee shops. Visit the Guildhall Museum, the White Mill Rural Heritage Centre or the Salutation Gardens.
For keen golfers, Sandwich has 2 championship golf courses and a further 5 within 10 miles plus 2 pay & play courses locally.
The beautiful informal gardens at Quex park include herbaceous borders, ponds, a Victorian walled garden and a woodland walk.
Part of Quex House is open in the summer season (unless it is hosting a wedding.) It is home to a varied assortment of collectables amassed by the Powell-Cotton family from around the world. Be sure to speak with the House Stewards who can tell you tales of the family’s adventures and the history of the exhibits.
The Powell-Cotton museum is home to wildlife specimens from around Asia and Africa all displayed in life like scenes. It also has artifacts and photographs from the expeditions of 6 generations of the family.
With over 600 acres to explore Port Lympne makes for an amazing day out. Don’t miss the African Experience, a truck safari ride through 100 acres of free roaming African animals including zebras and giraffes.
Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Golf Road. 01304 374007
Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club, The Leas, Kingsdown. 01304 373256
Betteshanger Park (formerly Fowlmead Country Park)
Walking routes, cycle paths and a nature reserve all on the site of the former Betteshanger Colliery. Go fossil hunting, enjoy a stroll or hire a bike. Playground, 9m climbing wall, archery range and a wide range of events throughout the year.
Just outside Deal, off the A258 Sholden, Deal. 01304 619227
Tides Leisure Centre
Leisure pool, gym, tennis courts, exercise classes.
Park Avenue, Deal, Kent, CT14 9UU. 01304 373399
Cottington Fishing Lakes
6 coarse fishing lakes for anglers of all levels. 2 mixed coarse lakes, 2 specimen carp lakes and 2 match lakes. Camping and caravan site.
Sandwich Road, Sholden, Deal Kent, CT14 0AR. 01304 380691
Deal pier and seafront are both popular with sea anglers. Click here for the latest tide times for Deal, Kent.
Deal also has 2 angling shops:
Pleasure Angling (opposite the Royal Hotel), 95 Beach Street, Deal, CT14 6JE. 01304 239191
Channel Angling ( at the entrance to Deal Pier), North Toll House, Beach Street, Deal CT14 6HZ. 01304 373104
Deal Town Football Club.
The Charles Ground, St Leonards Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 9AU. Tel: 01304 375623
The home of Deal’s Football Club. For all the latest news and info visit www.dealtownfc.co.uk
Just a few miles from Deal is the port of Dover with cross channel ferries to France and the iconic white cliffs of Dover.
If you are staying in Deal it is well worth making a trip to Dover castle. Dover castle sits high on the cliffs and has superb views of Dover town and across the channel. It is one of English Heritage’s star attractions.
To find out more about Dover, see this handy guide to Dover.
Dover castle is much more than just a Norman castle. The tunnels beneath the castle that were used during world war two are now open to visitors. They give a fascinating glimpse into the war years and the secret work that went on deep beneath Dover castle. There are also events throughout the year. You will need the best part of a day to do full justice to all that Dover castle has to offer.
Dover Museum and Bronze-Age Boat Gallery is also well worth a visit. From the oldest known seagoing vessel to Saxon jewellery and Roman pottery. Dover museum gives a real sense of the Dover’s long history.
The lovely cliff top walks make Dover popular with walkers. Dover also has plenty for water sports enthusiasts too.