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Top things to do in Isle of Thanet

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Ramsgate Tunnels (Ramsgate)
Ranked #1 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
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Ranked #2 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Museums
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Ranked #3 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #4 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: Established in the 19th Century by John Powell Powell and his successors, Quex Park is an historic country estate of over... more » Owner description: Established in the 19th Century by John Powell Powell and his successors, Quex Park is an historic country estate of over 1,800 acres in Birchington-on-Sea on the stunning Kent coast near Margate. Quex Park has in more recent times developed a bespoke leisure destination for all the family to enjoy. Within the Park there is a Children's Indoor and Outdoor Play Centre, a Craft Village, a Garden Nursery, Quex Carriages, Quex Paintball, Build-a-base, Laser Rush, Quex Barn Farmshop and Restaurant and in the summer, a giant Maize Maze along with a packed and exciting annual events calendar for the whole family to enjoy. One of Quex Park's best known visitor attractions is the Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House & Gardens, which attracts visitors from near and far to engage with its eclectic mix of world-class natural history, World Cultures and Asian art. Its natural history collections are of world-class importance as a scientific resource. The Museum as well as Quex House and Gardens are open to the public and is one of the best things to do in the Canterbury area. Within the grounds there is also a beautiful wedding and functions venue Mama Feelgoods Boutique Cafe Entry onto Quex Park is free, and each leisure facility that makes up the destination has its own opening hours and admission fees where applicable. Please see the Quex Park website for further details. Visit us today and expect the unexpected at Quex Park « less
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Viking Bay (Broadstairs)
Ranked #5 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Mysterious Sites; Caverns/ Caves; Outdoors
Owner description: The Shell Grotto is one of the world’s most mysterious places: a series of underground rooms and passageways covered by... more » Owner description: The Shell Grotto is one of the world’s most mysterious places: a series of underground rooms and passageways covered by 2000sqft of exquisite mosaic created with 4.6 million shells. Discovered in 1835, nobody knows who created it, when, or why. “The grotto is simultaneously haunting and homely. It could be a lost pagan shrine or have ‘A Present From Margate’ picked out in the shells - it wouldn’t matter. It’s still magical, mysterious and (once it’s in your head) impossible to forget.” Far From the Sodding Crowd: More Uncommonly British Days Out, Penguin Books, 2007 « less
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Margate Museum (Margate)
Ranked #7 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Museums
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Stone Bay (Broadstairs)
Ranked #8 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Botany Bay (Kingsgate)
Ranked #9 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Theatre Royal (Margate)
Ranked #10 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
A gem of a theatre in Margate town presenting an exciting mix of shows and events.
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Turner Rowe Glass Art (Birchington)
Ranked #11 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
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Ranked #12 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Marinas; Landmarks
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The Grange (Ramsgate)
Ranked #13 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Minnis Bay (Birchington)
Ranked #14 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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West Bay Beach (Westgate-on-Sea)
Ranked #15 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Dumpton Gap (Broadstairs)
Ranked #16 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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The Micro Museum (Ramsgate)
Ranked #17 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
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Sailors Church (Ramsgate)
Ranked #18 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Joss Bay (Broadstairs)
Ranked #19 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #20 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: Augustus Pugin - best known for designing most of the Houses of Parliament - radically reformed cityscapes around the world.... more » Owner description: Augustus Pugin - best known for designing most of the Houses of Parliament - radically reformed cityscapes around the world. Pugin built this church as his model of construction, and called it "my own child". Out of all the buildings he built, this was his favourite. St Augustine of Canterbury landed very close by in 597, bringing Christianity back to England. Although is original shrine was destroyed in 1538, St Augustine's is his modern shrine, and contains one of his last remaining relics. There are many things of beauty here, and of great significance too. Despite its stark exterior, the inside is peaceful, tranquil, and beautiful, with major stories to tell. « less
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Ranked #21 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #22 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Museums
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Ranked #23 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #24 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Hornby Visitor Centre takes you on a fascinating journey through the history of Britain's best loved toys. The Visitor... more » Owner description: The Hornby Visitor Centre takes you on a fascinating journey through the history of Britain's best loved toys. The Visitor Centre also hosts a well stocked shop and the Just the Ticket Cafe. Pocher Model Exhibition being shown at the Centre, this exhibition features 24 rare and sought after Pocher models including the Fiat F2 130HP Racer. Airfix D-Day Exhibition new for 2014, this exhibition helps commemorate one of the most important days of the last century. The exhibition features a huge multi-media diorama supported by displays setting out some of the ket stories from the 'Day of Days'. « less
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Westbrook Bay (Margate)
Ranked #25 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #26 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
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Ranked #27 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #28 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: The Tudor house in Margate, thought to be one of the oldest of its kind in Kent, was open to the public on selected dates... more » Owner description: The Tudor house in Margate, thought to be one of the oldest of its kind in Kent, was open to the public on selected dates during the 2006 summer season.Situated in King Street, it was built around 1525 and is typical of many houses of that period. It’s believed that the Tudor House would have been one of the largest buildings in Thanet and would probably have belonged to a wealthy yeoman farmer. At the time of building, it would have stood close to the bank of the stream which ran down Dane Valley and entered the sea where Margate Harbour now is.The oldest deed can be traced back to 1802, when the Tudor House was a farmhouse owned by Francis Cobb. In 1815, the building was converted into three cottages and the lower part of the exterior of the Tudor House was plastered over, while inside the oak panelling was covered with wallpaper and the beams were plastered over.During the Second World War, the roof was damaged and vibration from bombs led to it tilting forwards. In 1951, restoration work started to return the house to its former glory, when the panelling was completely restored and the windows and doorframes were re-situated. « less
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Kingsgate Bay (Kingsgate)
Ranked #29 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #30 of 75 attractions in Isle of Thanet
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Situated in the Clock House on the quayside at Ramsgate Harbour, Ramsgate Maritime Museum focuses strongly on Ramsgate and... more » Owner description: Situated in the Clock House on the quayside at Ramsgate Harbour, Ramsgate Maritime Museum focuses strongly on Ramsgate and its immediate environs, with a brief introduction to the rest of the region's maritime past. Set in the heart of the country's only Royal Harbour, the Museum building is an exhibit in its own right, being the product of some of the most eminent civil engineers and architects of the early 19th century. The Clock House is also the site of the unique Ramsgate Meridian - from which our own particular Mean Time - 5 mins 41 secs ahead of Greenwich- was calculated! There are four galleries of exhibits telling the maritime history of the area with permanent displays on the development of the Harbour, Navigation, Fishing, Lifeboats and Shipwrecks. A fifth area, the Gallery Room, is now an exhibition space which is host to ever changing displays and events, including visiting local artists at work. Please see the homepage for information on current and forthcoming exhibitions. The nearby Goodwin Sands have yielded an important collection of artefacts from the Great Storm Wrecks, principally from the wreck of Stirling Castle (a 70 gun, 3rd rate, Man of War). Weapons, utensils and ship's gear provide a chilling insight into life and death aboard a British Warship in 1703. « less
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