Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Broadstairs is a small but popular family seaside resort on the Isle of Thanet in Kent, 2 miles from Ramsgate.

St. Peter`s Church is partly 11th century. It can be found in St. Peter`s, a mile inland.

The parish room of Holy Trinity Church stands on the site of the shrine of Our Lady of Bradstow, to which ships passing dipped their topsails in respect.

The little harbour, with its Tudor Pier, date from the time of Henry VIII.

York Gate dates from the 16th century.

There is an annual Dickens Festival. Bleak House was once his home, where he wrote "David Copperfield", and he briefly lived at a number of other houses in the town.

The house now known as Dickens House has been identified as Betsy Trotwood`s houise.

There is also an annual Broadstairs Folk Week, probably the leading one in the South of England, one of whose patrons is the Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby.

John Buchan began to write his novel "The Thirty Nine Steps" in Broadstairs while recuperating from an illness.The original number of steps down the cliff was seventy eight.

Famous people born in Broadstairs include composer Richard Rodney Bennett; engineer Thomas Crampton; and Prime Minister Edward Heath.

Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Broadstairs for groups.

Places in Broadstairs

Bleak House Dickens Museum, Broadstairs Station, Dickens House Musuem, St. Peter`s Church

Places in Broadstairs...