Margate

Here at the very edge of the Garden of England, three Georgian and Victorian resorts, each with its own distinctive character – MargateBroadstairs and Ramsgate – cluster around the bays at the far end of the peninsula. There’s a retro feel to these harbour towns, miles of low chalk cliffs edge the peninsula, sheltering a string of secluded, unspoilt sandy bays. For the ultimate experience, you can cycle or hike on the Viking Coastal Trail, along a stunning shoreline and through tranquil lanes. 

From traditional holiday-town charm, a world-class art gallery, sandy beaches, a cool café culture and tempting retro shops. Margate – ‘The Original Seaside’, is waiting to welcome you

The internationally-acclaimed Turner Contemporary gallery named after JMW Turner showcases historical and ultra-modern art work. Take a walk along the Harbour Arm for stylish spots to eat and drink, and watch the setting sun that inspired many of Turner’s artworks.

Dreamland, the great British seaside amusement experience with historic rides, classic side shows, and eateries offers an exciting calendar of festivals and events.

Margate's Old Town rejoices in a cultural vibe - chic eateries, galleries and vintage shops mixed with traditional seaside delights. Margate Museum, tells the history of sea-bathing and day-trippers whilst the Tudor House, is thought to be the home of a wealthy yeoman farmer.

From family-holiday nostalgia, to historic sights, Margate's rich history is everywhere. Rediscover childhood toys at the Hornby Visitor Centre, explore the Shell Grotto's subterranean, shell-lined passages or tackle the challenging 18-hole Strokes Adventure Golf

For more than 100-years Margate's Winter Gardens has drawn big-name acts, from the Beatles to the Kaiser Chiefs. The town's Theatre Royal is the second-oldest in the country, while the Tom Thumb Theatre is one of the smallest theatres in the world.

The events calendar is bursting with art exhibitions, music concerts, theatre performances all waiting to entertain you

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