The Town Guide will help you to discover Deal’s many and varied treasures: a wealth of heritage, history, architecture and contemporary culture, mixed with vibrantly independent shopping, eating and drinking, a beautiful English seaside, complete with pier and a promenade stretching for miles in each direction.
Deal is a perfect town by the sea – and its characters throughout history. Delve beneath the surface and you’ll hear tales of Julius Caesar’s landing; Nelson and Lady Hamilton’s trysts; smuggling and shipwrecks on the Goodwin Sands and the dazzling parties thrown by Noel Coward.
Historically, Deal was notorious for smuggling, revered for its three Tudor castles, renowned for its large mining community and celebrated being home to the world famous Royal Marines School of Music.
Now, as rich and diverse a community as ever, the town is an independent shopping and eating destination, beloved by visitors and locals alike. Our little town is flying the flag for local living.
Just beyond the town the Kentish countryside begins where you will find our acclaimed cycle tracks, footpaths plus our excellent sailing, fishing and golf.
With the Town Guide in hand, the town is yours to explore and you are certain not to be disappointed! Everyone falls in love with something about Deal and many even find a reason or two to stay...
There's more to help you explore Deal, have a look at the Local Walks, Cycle Friendly Deal & Cycling & Walking Map pages and White Cliffs Country has the latest information on things to do, where to eat, drink & stay and events.
Please note that the information within the Town Guide was correct when it went to print in 2017. Some changes have occurred since it was originally published.
As well as the electronic version of the Town Guide, you can order a hard copy by sending an email to our Visitor Information Centre or pop into Deal Town Hall and pick up a copy.