About Broadstairs

Described by Charles Dickens as his "favourite watering place", Broadstairs retains a timeless charm unmatched by most other seaside towns today.

With its seven sandy bays, mild climate and host of pubs and eating places, you couldn't find a more  amenable spot to enjoy the non-stop action that Folk Week offers. 

There are traditional 50s era ice-cream parlours, a great choice of restaurants featuring food from Italy, Thailand, India, China, Spain, Turkey and of course – great British contemporary menus and superb fish and chips. 


Accommodation on offer includes the Royal Albion Hotel situated right on the seafront with magnificent  views over the bay as well as excellent b & bs and guest houses. Book early for Folk Week though – festival-lovers tend to book years in advance.

More information about this lovely area can be found on the following websites:- Thanet

Tourism www.visitthanet.co.uk.

Lots of accommodation options on www.visitbroadstairs.co.uk

There’s more information about the Folk Week campsite on this website. If you want to be at the heart of the festival, with excellent facilities and activities on-site – this is the place to be.

How to Get to Broadstairs and Getting Around

Broadstairs is located on the south east coast – a 2 hour drive from London and also easily accessible by train. The St Pancras fast train gets you from London to Broadstairs in around 76 minutes and the town’s railway station is only a 10 minute walk from the campsite or – in the other direction – the town and the beautiful Viking Bay. 

National Express coaches drop off in the High Street – just outside Pierremont Park (CT10 1JX) where our major venue is situated.

Parking is problematic in Broadstairs during the festival so the best thing to do is either arrive by car and then park it and only use it again when you leave – or use public transport. The venues are all within walking distance of each other and the campsite. Please check in advance for roadwork information.

Stagecoach buses run regular services on a loop around the town from the campsite to locations in the town and the seafront, so if mobility is a problem or your legs are aching from too much ceilidh dancing – there is an alternative to walking. 


About Thanet

If you do find time to visit the rest of the Isle of Thanet, Ramsgate and Margate offer yet more beautiful beaches, things to do and places to see. www.visitthanet.co.uk has lots of information.