New Homes In Deal
Welcome to Deal
Whether you’re exploring the coastline, seeing a show at the theatre or touring historic sites, there’s lots to see and do near to the coastal town of Deal. Located in Kent just a short drive from Dover and Ramsgate, a new home in Deal could be ideal if you’re looking to live in a seaside town with good transport links and lots of family attractions nearby.
A quick history
Deal was recorded as a village in the Domesday Book, and over the centuries the settlement became a significant port town, with castles built in the area for protection from attacks by foreign ships. Deal Castle was built by King Henry VIII, and has a floor plan in the shape of a rose.
Over the centuries Deal became one of the busiest ports in the country, and in the mid-1800s the Royal Marines established a depot in the town. Today Deal is mainly a seaside resort popular with holidaymakers and weekend breakers from London and beyond.
Business and industry
Located close to the port of Dover, Deal is within commuting distance of a number of major employers including P&O Ferries, Dover Harbour Board, DFDS Seaways and Burgess Marine. The region is also home to manufacturing firms Gatic, Multipanel UK and Megger, along with pharmaceutical company Pfizer and food manufacturers the Bakkavör Group.
Things to do in the area
Deal is a vibrant coastal town with a bustling and picturesque high street, where you’ll find shops, cafes and restaurants. There’s also a market each Saturday, where you can buy fresh produce and crafts from local sellers.
Deal Beach and Deal Pier are ideal for enjoying the town’s seaside location, while Deal Castle is worth visiting to get a sense of local history. There are a number of events in the town throughout the year, including the popular Deal Food and Drink Festival.
For families moving to the area, you can take the kids to Kingsdown Beach, go orienteering or cycling at Betteshanger Park, or explore Dover Castle. Walmer Castle and Gardens, Ramsgate Tunnels, Dreamland in Margate and the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are also nearby.
Other attractions in the town include Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, the Old Town, Sandown Castle Community Garden and The Astor Theatre.
Travel and commuting
Deal is well-connected by road, rail and ferry. Dover is only a 20 minute drive or 15-minute train journey away, while the journey to Ramsgate takes 35 minutes by car or just 20 minutes by train. Canterbury is a 40 minute drive from Deal via the A257, and the journey to London takes around two hours by car depending on traffic or just one hour 25 minutes by train to St Pancras International.
If you’re going on holiday, the nearest major airport is London Gatwick, one hour 35 minutes away by car via the M20.