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Highlights in Margate
- Cultural hub outside London
- The Viking Coastal Trail
- Relaxing day at the beach
- The uncanny grotto
- An interesting indoor market
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Margate
Unique buildings, 19th century properties and great properties in Margate, close to the beach. Stunning Victorian and Georgian architecture. Great locations for rental holiday close to the centre of Margate and some great landmarks of the area. Nice walks and trails nearby to stroll and restaurants, shops and bars within walking distance.Cosy rentals by the sea
Stylish and cosy rentals near the sea. Rustic, modern or art déco interiors in spacious rooms and comfortable lounges. Completely refurbished properties, well illuminated and painted in light colours. Space for big groups up to 8 people, smaller families and couples. Find the right size accommodation for your holidays with cosy rentals and beautiful private gardens and sitting-out areas for a great summer BBQ.
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The area and getting around
Nestled in the southeast coast of England, Margate is well known for its sandy beach but also for this kind of retro feel and great panoramic views of the sea from its low chalk cliffs along a stunning shoreline. Lovely coves at Botany Bay, great surfing at Joss Bay, unspoilt sandy beaches for you to enjoy and a coastal trail to take a good walk or cycle along. Nice retro shops, cafés, a great art gallery and a charming atmosphere ideal for a perfect getaway by the sea.Knowing the Garden of England
The area offers great things but also a good base to go and explore some other Georgian and Victorian town resorts. Ramsgate and Broadstairs, together with Margate are a brilliant stretch of coastline that has inspired all kinds of artists for years. Ramsgate and Margate are enjoying a great revival offering great beaches, great pubs, good shopping and fabulous architecture that attracts more and more visitors.
Travellers and activities
Margate has many things to offer. The town boasts culture through several art galleries and art events that will ensure a culture-packed day out. The Turner Contemporary is an art gallery with contemporary spaces that commemorate the association of the town with J.M.W. Turner, the famous painter. Margate Museum, Lombard Street Gallery or The Harbour Arm are some of the galleries and art venues to enjoy great exhibitions and collections of art. At the Artist’s Alley at Margate Bazaar every form of art expression is welcome and it becomes an outdoor gallery where to show innovative and creative art works.Margate for hiking lovers
Walking Kent’s coastline is such a pleasure for hiking and walking lovers. Start with a gentle and nearly flat walk from Margate to Ramsgate via Broadstairs and Botany Walk, known as the Viking Coastal Walk. Pass little bays and beaches with some beach bars where to stop and get a drink before getting to the end of the route. Enjoy the views of the chalk cliffs, rock formations and the dramatic, sweeping views of the English channel. Walks can also be circular and as short or as long as you wish. Look for routes previously marked by other walkers
The famous Shell Grotto still remains a mystery today. When or why it was created is uncertain. A folly construction? A chamber for pagan rituals? A shelter for Templars?
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Margate has got an amusement and theme park with vintage rides. Dreamland Margate is a world-class attraction that offers fun for everyone. Have a great day out with the children and get on the teacups, the ferris wheel, the dodgems or test your adrenaline levels at Dreamland Drop or the Scenic Railway. But Dreamland also runs different events throughout the year. The Victorian Hall by the Sea is the venue they have for live music, park outs and outdoor events.2. Lay down at Margate Main Sands
The main beach, Margate Main Sands, is a Blue-Flag beach, which means it is a clean and safe spot. Quite a long stretch of golden sand that varies dramatically when the tide goes up and down. Place your towel or sun lounger and bask in the sun or take a dip into the nippy North Sea. The Old Town is the backdrop for this fantastic beach, Dreamland on the west and Margate Harbour on the east.3. Visit Margate Old Town
The Old Town is the stylish and bohemian part of town with a burrow of alleys lined with the Victorian and Georgian facades. A trendy quarter that still preserves the maritime character that entices all visitors with its seafront foods shops, kitsch cafes, lots of vintage clothes shops and precious antiques. Get carried away by the charm of this pretty seaside town.4. Explore the Shell Grotto
The Shell Grotto is a 2.000 square feet passageway ornate with mosaics created entirely of 4.6 million seashells. The 30-metre subterranean tunnel has a rectangular chamber hewn from a chalk hill. This peculiar passageway contains the magnificent mosaics with local mussel, cockle, oyster and scallop shells but the flat winkle shells of the background could have only come from beaches that are more than 150 miles away. How is that possible? The mystery remains and that is also part of its allure.5. Stroll around The Old Kent Market
Facing the Main Sands we find the Old Kent Market. This indoor market was a former cinema, a bingo hall, a snooker club and now a great shopping emporium that has been restored incorporating the building’s history and heritage. A great range of pop-up stalls during the year, crafts and food stalls selling fresh produce sourced from Kent farms, freshly baked pastries and vintage or old antiques. Have a delicious coffee at the restored London red bus, turned into a cafe and grab a drink at the tiniest pub in the country with room for just 6 people.