Known for its sandy beach and fresh sea air, Margate is a seaside town on England’s south-east coast in Kent; it is relatively close to London and the channel ports. While Margate has the typical features of an English seaside resort, like the amusement arcades, bingo halls, ice cream stalls and a theme park – the town also has a distinctive character and retro vibe. It has miles of low chalk cliffs, unspoilt sandy bays and enchanting coastal trails that move along the exquisite shoreline. Its charismatic charm and versatility make it a popular choice among holidaymakers who regularly enjoy coach holidays to Margate.
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One of the World’s biggest mysteries and most famous attractions in Margate is the Shell Grotto. A series of underground rooms and passageways with over 4.6 million shells, the Shell Grotto was discovered in 1835. Nobody knows who created, when or why. The Hornby Visitor Centre is always waiting to be discovered. Featuring rare models and stories of Britain’s best love toys, it is the perfect place to rediscover old childhood toys.
Determine new ways of thinking at the Turner Contemporary gallery. The creative gallery offers a space for everyone to discover different ways of seeing, thinking and learning. The stunning gallery presents temporary exhibitions, events and learning opportunities, making links between historical and contemporary art. Gaze out of the windows, or take a stroll down the Harbour Arm for a sophisticated spot to eat and drink, and observe the skies and light that inspired the galleries namesake, JMW Turner.
Margate Old Town is also a great place to visit, with lots of quirky little shops, antiques and craft. It has a series of independent art galleries waiting to be explored. In Margate Old Town, rest your feet at one of the many highly-rated cafes, bars and restaurants! For entertainment, Margate’s Winter Gardens is bursting with regular events. From art exhibitions to musical concerts and quality theatre performance – there is something for everyone. With its charismatic seaside charm, a world-class art gallery, retro stores, amusement parks, hip cafes and restaurants; Margate offers a unique British holiday experience.
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