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Romantic Cottages Available for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day falling on a weekend this year, why not pack your bags for a romantic break away by the sea? Our wonderful selection of self-catering holiday cottages are warm and inviting so perfect for this time of year. Some have wood burning stoves or roll-top baths, or come with mesmorising sea views –…

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Christmas Fun and Festivities

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun so we have been busy as elves here at Keepers Cottages to give you the very best places to take family and friends! Leeds Castle Christmas Market – 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th to 23rd December 2015 Leeds Castle hosts the annual Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking…

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It’s Carnival time

Deal Regatta and Carnival Week organised by the Deal, Walmer and Kingsdown Regatta Association is packed full of activities and events for the whole family to enjoy.  It starts tomorrow (Saturday 25 July) with the family-oriented Teddy Bears picnic on Walmer Green at 3.30pm.  Sunday 26 July is action packed with the Deal Tri 10k…

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Festival fun

Deal and its neighbouring coastal towns know how to enjoy themselves with an array of festivals taking place this summer. Displaying the best of local, national and international talent these events are designed for all to enjoy. This weekend sees the grand finale of the Deal Festival – Deal’s very own summer festival of the music…

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Golf in East Kent – ‘Open Weeks’

A corner of East Kent is famous for the quality of its golf courses, spearheaded by Royal St Georges, that is a fixture on the Open Championship rota, hosting the 2011 tournament most recently. But a number of other outstanding courses reside along the same stretch of coastline, and many of these open their doors…

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2015 Deal Festival of Music and the Arts – June 26th to July 12th

One of the highlights of the cultural calendar in Kent, 2015 marks the thirty-third anniversary of the Deal Festival of Music & The Arts. It has become one of the landmarks of the English music festival scene and a treasured institution, bringing music and arts lovers from far and wide to enjoy concerts, exhibitions and…

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Kent is the best place in Europe for a family holiday

This week Lonely Planet voted Kent as the best destination in Europe for a family holiday and we couldn’t agree more. Deal and the surrounding area is a great base from which to explore the Garden of England. Here are our top reasons for Kent receiving this accolade. 1. Beaches, bays and bucket and spades…

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Cook up a storm at Chequers Cookery School in Deal

fillet of fish in a dish

If you are looking for a foodie weekend away, then the Chequers Kitchen and Cookery School in Deal has a profusion of exciting cookery classes running over the summer months. All the classes and demonstrations take place in a purpose-built, fully equipped teaching kitchen and are taught by their in-house team or a visiting expert. It’s a…

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Walmer Food and Drink Festival this weekend 13 & 14 June

Residents and visitors to Deal are in for a real treat this weekend with Walmer’s very first food and drink festival on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June. Taking place on the beautiful Walmer Green between 10am and 6pm, the festival will be showcasing how local produce can be just as delectable as food from…

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Antiques Roadshow is coming to Walmer Castle

The Antique Roadshow will be filming for its 38th series at the charming Walmer Castle and Gardens in Deal, Kent on Sunday 19 July 2015. The doors open at 9.30 am through till 4.30 pm. Presenter Fiona Bruce says: “The Antiques Roadshow isn’t just about antiques – it’s history, beauty and drama all wrapped up in one.”…

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