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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Margate
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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Ranked #2 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Museums
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Ranked #3 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Theaters; Other
A gem of a theatre in Margate town presenting an exciting mix of shows and events.
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Ranked #4 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Museums
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Ranked #5 of 25 attractions in Margate
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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Ranked #6 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #7 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 25 attractions in Margate
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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Ranked #9 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #10 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Theaters; Other
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Ranked #11 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #14 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #15 of 25 attractions in Margate
Owner description: Lovelys has been providing a unique service to artists and art lovers since 1891. We pride ourselves in offering the highest... more » Owner description: Lovelys has been providing a unique service to artists and art lovers since 1891. We pride ourselves in offering the highest quality bespoke framing service and showcase paintings, prints and limited editions from local and nationally acclaimed artists providing inspirational art to enhance your home. Why not visit our extensive gallery on line. In most cases further works are available so let us know if you would like to see more paintings or prints by a particular artist. We have access to over 50,000 prints worldwide!In 2011 we celebrated 120 years since Lovelys was first established in 1891 which is still run by the family four generations later.In May 2011 Lovelys launched a new contemporary exhibition gallery - "Edge", upstairs in our gallery in Northdown Road, Cliftonville. This creates a new 'edge' to Lovelys, working alongside our continuing commitment to showcasing traditional and contemporary art.Edge will offer a continually changing collection of diverse artwork from Thanet and East Kent based professional artists who are on the periphery of national and international recognition. Edge will also focus attention on the exhibitors creative intentions, encouraging a thought provoking experience. « less
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Ranked #16 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Theaters; Other
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Ranked #17 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Casinos; Other
Owner description: For the ultimate night out in Margate visit Genting Casino Margate. Offering all of your favourite casino games including... more » Owner description: For the ultimate night out in Margate visit Genting Casino Margate. Offering all of your favourite casino games including American Roulette, Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Crazy 4 Poker and Electronic Roulette. PLUS we have cutting edge £10,000 Jackpot SLOTS. Come dine with us in our Modern and relaxed Bar & Restaurant. « less
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Ranked #18 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Cultural
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Ranked #19 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #20 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #21 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Museums
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Ranked #22 of 25 attractions in Margate
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Ranked #23 of 25 attractions in Margate
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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