Pictures of England Pictures of England

Exploring the most Picturesque & Historic parts of England

Over 150,000 photos of England
22,000+ members
Click here to join the community

Pictures of Broadstairs

in the county of Kent

The Quayside at Broadstairs, Kent

Take a picture tour of Broadstairs..

About Broadstairs

At almost every corner of this popular resort are reminders of the towns association with the famous novelist, Charles Dickens. Bleak House, named for his novel, was once his home. Bleak House, is to the north side of the town and it from here that Dickens wrote David Copperfield. Just across the bay is Dickens House which he immortalised in David Copperfield as the home of Betsey Trotwood. This house is now a museum and is open daily throughout the summer and in Dickens' day it belonged to a certain Miss Mary Strong who is thought to have been the model for Betsy Trotwood. Each year Broadstairs hosts a Dickens festival, this is a lively event and attractive event, when everyone dresses in Dickensian costume. Followers of Dickens come from all over to attend the week-long festival.

There is a delightful little harbour which is sheltered by a small pier, and swimming from the sandy beach is both safe and a pleasure. Of historic note is a Portcullis Arch built during the reign of Henry VIII, this is known as York Gate.

Shopping facilities in Broadstairs are excellent and there are several delightful inns and restaurants. It is a place that is truly a pleasure to visit at any time of year.
Pictures    Facts    Map    Upload     Add town to favourites

Nearby towns & villages..

End of Ramsgate Harbour Pier

Ramsgate (55 Pictures)

in the county of Kent

(1.7 miles, 2.8 km, direction S of Broadstairs)

Ramsgate's harbour is constantly busy, this is known as a "Royal" harbour, made so by the landing here of King George IV in 1822...

Margate Clocktower on the seafront. 08/06/05

Margate (55 Pictures)

in the county of Kent

(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction NW of Broadstairs)

Traditional seaside resort which is famous for the invention of the covered bathing machine...

Canterbury Museum

Canterbury (318 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Kent

(16.4 miles, 26.3 km, direction W of Broadstairs)

Canterbury is an exquisite joyous place, it is submerged in history and is considered to be the birthplace of English Christianity. It glows with an abundance of charm, mostly.....


Dover (197 Pictures)

in the county of Kent

(17.0 miles, 27.4 km, direction S of Broadstairs)

The white cliffs of Dover, the view that has stirred the hearts of English travellers for centuries...

Chilham walk crossing the River Stour (1)

Chilham (30 Pictures)

in the county of Kent

(21.8 miles, 35.1 km, direction SW of Broadstairs)

Chilham is a place of extraordinary serenity, it is both picturesque and pleasant, a lovely place to spend a perfectly peaceful day or a quiet, romantic weekend...

All towns in Kent
Complete A to Z of towns in England

Nearby attractions..

A picture of Bleak House

Bleak House (6 Pictures)

(0.4 miles, 0.7 km)

Bleak House, named after the novel is where Charles Dickens lived while he was writing David Copperfield and other of his works......

Reculver Towers in Kent

Reculver Towers & Roman Fort (11 Pictures)

(10.5 miles, 16.9 km, direction W)

Standing sheer on a dramatic headland the twin towered west front of the 12th-century Church of St. Mary at Reculver is the.....

Walmer Castle

Walmer Castle & Garden (53 Pictures)

(11.1 miles, 17.8 km, direction S)

The stone walls of Walmer Castle were put up in the 1530's at the same time as Sandown and Deal as part of a plan by the monarch.....

Goodnestone Hall Gardens. Kent.

Goodnestone Park Gardens (12 Pictures)

(11.9 miles, 19.1 km, direction SW)


A picture of Sir John Boy's House

Sir John Boy's House (5 Pictures)

(16.2 miles, 26.1 km, direction W)

The Crooked House of Canterbury, otherwise known as Sir John Boys house, is an eye-catching feature of Palace Street, and is.....

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral (169 Pictures)

(16.2 miles, 26.1 km, direction W)

This magnificent cathedral has been a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years. It was the scene of Thomas a' Becket's murder.....

Canterbury Royal Museum. Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury Royal Museum & Art Gallery (2 Pictures)

(16.3 miles, 26.3 km, direction W)

The Canterbury Royal Museum is housed in a magnificent Victorian building of russet brick and impressive black and white timber.....

All attractions in Broadstairs
All attractions in Kent
Complete A to Z of attractions in England