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Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate - Isle of Thanet

Tourist Information Centres

Thanet Visitor Information Centre
The Droit House
Stone Pier
Margate
Kent
CT9 1JD
visitorinformation@thanet.gov.uk
www.visitthanet.co.uk

Press Contact

Julie Edwards on 01843 577671
julie.edwards@thanet.gov.uk
www.visitthanet.co.uk

Trade Contact

Emma Dadds on 01843 577637
emma.dadds@thanet.gov.uk
www.visitthanet.co.uk/groups

Destination

Situated on the southeastern tip of Kent and surrounded by sea on three sides, this destination boasts the longest stretch of coastal chalk in Europe. It's where modern English history began, where JMW Turner praised our skies and where Charles Dickens loved to holiday and found inspiration for his characters

What's on Offer

Amenities

*15 glorious beaches and bays, many with Blue Flag or Seaside Awards
*Royal Harbour Ramsgate - only one in the country
*Viking Coastal Trail cycle route

Places to Visit

10 places to visit would be:
*Turner Contemporary Gallery, Margate
*Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens
*Shell Grotto, Margate
*Hornby Visitor Centre, Margate
*Margate Museum, Tudor House and Margate Old Town
*RAF Manston Spitfire and Hurricane Museum
*Pugin's The Grange and Pugin and St Augustine Visitor Centre and Shrine, Ramsgate
*Dickens House Museum, Broadstairs
*Dreamland, Margate
*Ramsgate Tunnels
But there are many others too, go to www.visitthanet.co.uk for more details

Entertainment

A selection of venues host top quality gigs and shows:
*Margate Winter Gardens
*Tom Thumb Theatre (smallest in country)
*Theatre Royal Margate (second oldest in country)
*Granville Cinema and Theatre
*Sarah Thorne Theatre

Shopping

Individual shops and galleries alongside high street names with weekly market held in Ramsgate. Westwood Cross shopping complex and retail park

Eating Out

Excellent selection of places to eat with award winning restaurants, seafront cafes and bars, ice cream parlours, country pubs and seafood kiosks.

Cliftonville Farmers Market (last Sunday of month)

Recreation & Sport

Cycle the Viking Coastal Trail discovering our coastline and villages, try surfing at Joss Bay Surf School, take a boat trip to see the seals, play a round of golf or even crazy golf. With leisure centres, skatepark and climbing centre, walks, tennis, tenpin bowling, horse riding and indoor children's play areas.

Conference & Business Facilities

A variety of venues at larger hotels and some attractions. Contact Visitor Information Centre for further details.

Accommodation

Hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs, self catering flats along with camping and caravan parks

Getting There

Road

Good road links with the M2, M20 and M25.
National Express Service from London Victoria.

Rail

Service from London Victoria and Charing Cross takes between 1 hr 50 minutes to 2 hrs.

High Speed service from St Pancras International takes 75 minutes to Ramsgate, 85 minutes to Broadstairs and 90 minutes to Margate

Sea

*Dover is approx 20 miles from Ramsgate
*Eurotunnel into Folkestone approx 30 miles from Ramsgate

Air

*1hr 40 minutes to Gatwick
*1hr 50 minutes to London City
*2hr to Stansted