Deal is located in Kent on the English Channel, some eight miles northeast of Dover. This rather small fishing village was originally a limb port during the 13th century and eventually came to be one of the busiest ports in the country. Visitors will find a host of quaint streets. On clear days, visitors will be able to see the coast of France, which is only about 25 miles away. Sights of interest include Tudor Deal Castle, which was commissioned by King Henry VIII and features a beautiful rose floor plan. There are ample accommodations located in the immediate area.
Deal is a seaside town situated in the county of Kent. The town is located on the English Channel about eight miles north east of Dover. The villages of Sholden, Kingsdown and Walmer are all closely associated with the town of Deal.
The town of Deal is often referred to as a limb port of Cinque Ports during 1278. Due to the location of the town within the Downs the port grew very rapidly and it was in fact once the busiest port in England. Nowadays the town of Deal is more associated with being a quiet seaside resort that has quaint little streets and historic looking houses. The coast of France is located about twenty five miles from Deal and it is visible on good and clear days.
Tudor Deal Castle is one of the finest buildings within the town and it was designed with a beautiful rose floor plan. The castle was commissioned by King Henry the eighth.
The seafront is well known for having three piers. The first pier was built in 1838 and Sir John Rennie designed it. The pier was originally built of wood however it was destroyed during the gales of 1857 and then it was replaced in 1864 with a pier that was made of iron. This second pier was a very popular pleasure pier and this pier stood until the Second World War.