Discover Charles Dickens’ Broadstairs

Broadstairs, Kent

Go to the quaint part of Kent that was inspiration to novelist Charles Dickens and drew him to return time and time again.

Take time to explore this picture postcard seaside town, of which Dickens declared “You cannot think how delightful and fresh the place is and how good the walks”. Sit as Dickens did in Bleak House overlooking Viking Bay; where he took inspiration for his work, David Copperfield.

Explore Dickens House Museum, with its wealth of memorabilia and prints - once the home of Miss Mary Pearson Strong, the inspiration for Miss Betsey Trotwood in David Copperfield. References to the resort’s most famous visitor and his novels around town - Charles Dickens and Barnaby Rudge pubs, Copperfields B&B and The Old Curiosity Shop.

Book into the Royal Albion Hotel and you could sleep in one of the rooms occupied by Dickens himself.

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Bleak HouseBleak House © Thanet Tourism
View across Viking Bay towards Bleak House, BroadstairsViking Bay © Thanet Tourism
Dickens Characters at Viking Bay BroadstairsDickens Characters at Viking Bay Broadstairs.© Thanet Tourism

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