Day out in Margate
Culture or couture, buckets or spades – you can have a great day out in Margate either way.
Here are our suggestions to help you discover more #SEhiddengems
Hidden and not so hidden gems
Iif you want to carry on in the history vein, take a short walk to the Tudor House (they do a joint ticket with Margate Museum), then on to the unique subterranean wonder of the Shell Grotto, decorated with 4.6 million shells. If not, walk back towards the station to Dreamland, the UK’s original pleasure park offering thrills and good times – and great views of Margate from the top of the big wheel.
Discover the original seaside
The 1730s bought a passion for sea bathing, sparking the growth of Margate as a fashionable resort. Today, Margate is fashionable again – it’s stunning golden sands, with a coveted Blue Flag award, will be one of the first things you see when you get off the train – stop off for a paddle or walk across the beach to Turner Contemporary.
Explore Margate Old Town
Carry on in the culture vein exploring the galleries in the Old Town, or enjoy shopping in the many retro, contemporary and quirky independent shops here and in the bottom half of the high street. Margate Museum, situated in the old town hall, is worth a visit if you would like to find out more of Margate’s fascinating history.
Turner by Twilight
No visit to Margate would be complete without enjoying the Turner in the twilight, best enjoyed from one of the many bars and eateries along the seafront, such as the balcony of the Buoy and Oyster , which has just won Restaurant of the Year in the Taste of Kent Awards.