Look Deal up on Wikipedia and you find quotes from Defoe, Cobbett and Dickens all saying what a godforsaken dump it is. These days it's just quaint. Once it was a garrison town, full of soldiers, sailors and smugglers; now the barracks have been carved up into luxury apartments. We decided we'd add it to the list of towns where we'd be happy to go house hunting.
Nelson buried a young officer of whom he was fond in St George's churchyard in the centre of town. A contemporary account describes him leaning against a tree, openly weeping, like the man of sensibility he was.
St George's churchyard, Deal