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There’s nothing quite as unintentionally retro as an English seaside town. Broadstairs, on the Isle of Thanet, is known as the ‘Jewel in Thanet’s Crown’. Punch and Judy shows and donkey rides still ply their trade in summer, when, if it’s not raining, you can enjoy a bracing dip in the chilly sea before tucking into some non-reinvented fish and chips. The resort feels as if it reached the 1950s and decided against going any further. Knot that handkerchief, roll up your trousers and get stuck into a stick of rock (traditional English seaside candy).
Get here in August for Broadstairs Folk Week, which kicks off with a torchlight procession through the town.