Margate

Thanet

Type:Town

The Droit House, Stone Pier, Margate, Kent, CT9 1JD

Tel: +44 01843 577577

Margate

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Margate ‘The Original Seaside’, brimming with artistic offering and traditional seaside fun

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

Dreamland, an iconic amusement park with vintage rides including the UK's oldest wooden roller coaster and big wheel, has a packed diary of live music events and pop-up entertainment.

A visit to Margate Old Town is a must. Housed in a 17th Century building is Margate Museum and nearby is the Tudor House, built in 1525, in contrast to the modern galleries, individual shops and eateries. Try to solve the mystery of the Shell Grotto, 70ft of winding underground passages decorated with strange symbols mosaiced in millions of shells. Summer 2019 saw the reopening of Margate Caves for the next generation of explorers.  Join a Murkey Margate tour for tales of death and murder or head to Margate's newest attraction, the quirky Crab Museum.

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. Turner Contemporary art gallery is named after him, showcasing contemporary and historic art. 

Just outside Margate, Quex Park, with its varied attractions plus the Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens are waiting to be discovered.  Model train and car enthusiasts can interact with Britain's best loved toys at Hornby Visitor Centre. 

For things to do in Margate, click here, or read more blogs for ideas and inspiration about visiting the area or sit back watching some films and find out why you should visit Margate in Thanet, Kent.

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  1. Shell Grotto

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

    0.08 miles away
  2. Theatre Royal Margate

    The Theatre Royal, Addington Street Margate Kent, is perhaps southern England's most…

    0.15 miles away
  3. Tudor House

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

    0.25 miles away
  1. Margate Museum

    Margate Museum is opened by a group of volunteers called the Friends of Margate Museum…

    0.32 miles away
  2. Winter Gardens Margate

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

    0.34 miles away
  3. Turner Contemporary

    Turner Contemporary is a visual arts organisation, based in Margate that celebrates JMW…

    0.36 miles away
  4. Margate Main Sands

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

    0.43 miles away
  5. Walpole Bay

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

    0.76 miles away
  6. Westbrook Bay

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

    1.09 miles away
  7. St Mildred's Bay

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

    1.89 miles away
  8. Botany Bay

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

    2.05 miles away
  9. North Foreland Golf Club

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

    2.1 miles away
  10. Kingsgate Bay

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

    2.31 miles away
  11. West Bay Beach

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

    2.5 miles away
  12. Joss Bay

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

    2.54 miles away
  13. Crampton Tower Museum

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

    2.7 miles away
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