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St Peter's Village Tour

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Address: 66 High Street, Broadstairs CT10 2TD, England
Phone Number: +44 7546 514948
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The St Peter's Village Tour offers four free award winning guided walks...

The St Peter's Village Tour offers four free award winning guided walks around the historic village and churchyard of St Peter's, Broadstairs in Kent. The Tours are arranged by a team of 110 volunteers.During the walking tour with your guide, you will meet many costumed characters from past centuries. You will see the flint built church and find out a little more about its long history. You will hear of conditions in the workhouse, the Newbolts breakfast concerts for hundreds of fashionable people, the tower used in the Napoleonic wars, famous (and infamous) local residents and our ancient seat of local government for the area.The tour is conducted in groups of around ten and covers less than a mile of flat walking, but does involve standing for a number of 5 minute presentations. It includes a break for tea or coffee (although no break on evening tours, or wet weather tours). You are advised to allow two and a half hours for your tour. In very wet weather we provide an Inclement weather Routine. Access for visitors with disabilities. Children are very welcome on our tour. We would however, suggest a minimum age of 10 years to fully appreciate the experience. At the end of the tour you are invited to contribute towards our costs which average £4 per adult. Here at the St Peter's Village Tour we appreciate any comments you may have with regard to any of our tours and our website. We are Supported by the Broadstairs and St. Peter's Town Council and we are member of the Broadstairs Tourism and Leisure Association.

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Enjoy this great 2 hr tour and a free cuppa!

This history-brought-to-life walking tour for both children and adults covers a short area in St Peters Broadstairs but has so much packed into it including a stop for tea and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2016
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Orpington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This history-brought-to-life walking tour for both children and adults covers a short area in St Peters Broadstairs but has so much packed into it including a stop for tea and toilets! You will see various 5 min playlets covering the period from medieval times to the 1970s of people who really lived there with authentic looking costumes in their original... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We have just moved to St Peter's and decided we need to know about where we now live.So on 9th Sept we went on the tour. Well it's a gem of a tour the inaction, actors and knowledge made us love our home even more. The people who run this are excellent and the characters you meet along the way... More 

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MichaelFVT, A Costumed character at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

Hello Barry06 We are delighted that you have visited us so soon after your arrival here and extend you a warm welcome. Thank you for your very encouraging comments and we hope to welcome you and your friends for our 23rd season which commences in May 2017. Should you be interested on playing a role(now you are a resident) in... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We live 40 minutes away and went yesterday, which was a warm day, and were amazed at how well organised it all was and how many volunteers were taking part. It is a two and a half hour tour of the village with a numbers of 5 minute breaks while volunteers very professionally act their part within the village history,... More 

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MichaelFVT, A costumed character at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

Dear Usansay All the costumed characters, guides and managers of the St Peter-in-Thanet Village Tour extend their warm thanks for your favourable comments on your recent visit to us. We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you and your friends next season which is from May to September 2017 With best wishes from us all 16th September 2016 More 

Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This tour was so entertaining an informative - I was really looking forward to it but it exceeded all expectations. Really worth doing whether you are local or just visiting!

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MichaelFVT, A Costumed character at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

Dear Carmitz Thank you for your favourable comments on your recent visit to us and please tell your friends that we will be undertaking our 23rd season from May to September 2017 With our warmest wishes All costumed characters, Guides and managers of the St Peter-in-Thanet Village Tour 16th September 2016 More 

Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Having just moved to Broadstairs, this tour gave me an insight into the history and community life of the area. The volunteers who played the characters were excellent and enthusiastic and they welcomed questions. You can tell that a lot of hard work and dedication goes into producing the tour and it was two hours very well spent. Please take... More 

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MichaelFVT, A Costumed Character at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

Dear Alison T and a very special welcome from all of us here at the St Peter-in Thanet Village Tour. Thank you most sincerely for your favourable comments and as you are now in this area please tell your friends and once you are settled here, perhaps you would even like to join us as a guide or a costumed... More 

Feltham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We would 100% recommend this tour to anyone interested in understanding the history of St Peters and the surrounding area and/or having a penchant for the theatrical ! It is run by volunteers and is free with donations encouraged but not overly so. You would have to be very hard hearted or hard up not to make a contribution !

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MichaelFVT, A Costumed Character at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

Dear EmestoGravePond All the costumed characters, guides and managers of the St Peter-in-Thanet Village tour wish to thank you most sincerely for the encouraging remarks you made about your visit to us on Thursday September 1st. As you indicate the tour offers a unique way of learning some of the history of St Peter's and we hope that you will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Brilliant tour, fun informative and interactive, especially at the stocks! Well done to all the volunteers who fully commit to their roles!

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MichaelFVT, A Costumed Character at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

Dear Ceeshell74 On behalf of the costumed character, guides and managers we wish to thank you most sincerely for your favourable comments. We also look forward to receiving more your friends in the future- our last tour this season is Saturday 10th September. More 

Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Even for local people this tour has a great deal of interest. When I went along I was surprised at how much I learnt about my own district. The manner in which it was presented was also very entertaining. Definitely recommended. You may need to book.in advance.

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MichaelFVT, A Costumed Character at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

Dear Peterthemet We are very pleased that you found the tour both interesting and enjoyable. Please spread the word amongst you local friends who have not yet paid us a visit. The current season finishes on Saturday 10th September for 'Heritage Day' and our 23rd season will commence in May 2017 With best wishes and thanks once again from the... More 

Isle of Thanet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

What a lot of fun this is !!! Great for all ages some walking but quite easy and accessible for disabled. The costumes are very professionally made and authentic to the period and You can tell everyone involved really enjoys what they are doing. The guides are mind of information as they lead you from one area to another telling... More 

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MichaelFVT, A Costumed character at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

Dear Dawn P Thank you very much for your extremely favourable comments on your visit to us on 18th August which are important to maintain our quality standard. We are shortly on Saturday 10th September to end our 22nd season, which is 'Heritage Day'. Please spread the word and we look forward to welcoming you in the future. All costumed... More 

Sandwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I booked the tour as I had visitors and also it was on our to do list - which of course it seems that you never get round to doing when its local. So 4 adults (3 seniors + 1 adult) headed to the Co-op car park in St Peters as it is next to the start (Church) I booked... More 

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MichaelFVT, A Costumed Character at St Peter's Village Tour, responded to this review

Dear Eleanor C Your comments about your visit to us on 11th August are extremely important in order to maintain our standard of quality. It is also good to learn that you are a local resident and that this was your very first visit to us. All the coatumed characters, guides and managers of the Village Tour send their appreciation... More 

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