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Margate

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The Droit House
Stone Pier
Margate
Kent
CT9 1JD

Tel: +44 01843 577577

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Margate at night

Margate ‘The Original Seaside’, brimming with artistic offering and regeneration with the reopened  Dreamland ‘the UKs Original Pleasure Park’ -  side shows, arcades, roller disco and rides including the Grade II* listed Scenic Railway.

There is nothing like fresh sea air and active fun to stimulate a healthy appetite. Alongside fish and chips, candyfloss, cockles and whelks there are cafes, trendy coffee bars and restaurants; where you can enjoy a leisurely meal ‘alfresco’ whilst toying with what to do next or just watch the world go by.

A visit to Margate Old Town is a must. Here housed in a 17th Century building, is Margate Museum, a contrast to the galleries and individual shops, shaping the resort’s growing cultural quarter, plus the Tudor House, built in 1525 as a yeoman farmers’ house. Try to solve the mystery of the Shell Grotto, 70ft of winding underground passages decorated with strange symbols mosaiced in millions of shells.

Show goers are spoilt for choice from the second oldest theatre in Great Britain – Theatre Royal, one of the smallest – Tom Thumb Theatre or the Margate Winter Gardens

In the evening there is nothing better than watching stunning colours reflected in the water as the sun sets over the sea, as generations before have, and as the artist JMW Turner did. The Turner Contemporary gallery, is named after him.

The UK's original pleasure park at Dreamland is full of a host of stylishly restored, recreated and retro-fitted rides and amusements from the Golden Age of British seaside hols. For things to do in Margate this weekend, check out our Kent events guide.

Explore towns near Margate and other places to visit by looking at the 'What's Nearby' listings below.

What's Nearby

  1. Shell Grotto

    The Shell Grotto is one of the world's most mysterious places: a series of underground passageways...

    0.08 miles away
  2. Tudor House

    Grade II listed building built in 1525 as a yeoman farmer’s house. Restored in 1951, 86% genuine...

    0.24 miles away
  3. Margate Museum

    Margate Museum is opened by a group of volunteers called the Friends of Margate Museum who work...

    0.28 miles away
  4. Winter Gardens Margate

    Opened on August 3rd 1911 by the Mayor of Margate. Providing Hospitality and Leisure Services in...

    0.32 miles away
  1. Westbrook Bay

    This is a great family beach with a sandy bay with a small section of sand at high tide.

    0.37 miles away
  2. Turner Contemporary

    Turner Contemporary is a visual arts organisation, based in Margate that celebrates JMW Turner's...

    0.36 miles away
  3. Dreamland

    The UK's original pleasure park is full of a host of stylishly restored, recreated and retro-fitted...

    0.47 miles away
  4. Margate Main Sands

    This timeless beach with tidal pool, children’s rides and amusement arcades offer families...

    0.62 miles away
  5. Walpole Bay

    Walpole Bay is ideal for investigating fascinating rock and tidal pools.

    0.7 miles away
  6. Botany Bay

    This hidden gem offers stunning views of white cliffs and beautiful chalk stacks.

    2.05 miles away
  7. North Foreland Golf Club

    North Foreland Golf Club offers seaside golf at its best: with views of the sea from every hole....

    2.1 miles away
  8. St Mildred's Bay

    A beautiful cliff lined sandy bay with promenade and tidal pool.

    2.15 miles away
  9. Kingsgate Bay

    Some of the best examples of sea caves in the country can be found here.

    2.27 miles away
  10. West Bay Beach

    A completely tidal bay, with a long stretch of sand when the tide is out.

    2.5 miles away
  11. Joss Bay

    A surfer’s paradise, this popular 200-metre long bay is known as the best surfing beach in Thanet.

    2.54 miles away
  12. Crampton Tower Museum

    The Crampton Tower Museum is a fascinating small museum is partly housed in a flint tower adjacent...

    2.7 miles away
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