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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

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

Trade Contact

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

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 Quality Coast Awards
Royal Harbour Ramsgate
Viking Coastal Trail cycle route

Places to Visit

Our top 10 places to visit would be:
Turner Contemporary Gallery, Margate
Quex House and Gardens and the Powell-Cotton Museum
Shell Grotto
Hornby Visitor Centre
Margate Old Town
Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Pavilion
Pugin's Grange
Dickens House Museum
Updown Gallery
Pinball Parlour
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:
Winter Gardens
Tom Thumb Theatre (smallest in country)
Theatre Royal (second oldest in country)
Granville Theatre
Sarah Throne Theatre Club
The Kings Theatre

Shopping

Individual shops and galleries alongside high street names with weekly markets held in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. Also Westwood Cross shopping complex and retail park and village high streets.

Eating Out

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

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, a skateboarding and climbing centre, walks, tennis, tenpin bowling, horse riding, indoor children's play areas.

Holiday & Activity Centres

Revolution Skatepark and Climbing Centre

Conference & Business Facilities

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

Accommodation

Hotels, traditional seaside guesthouses, B&Bs, self catering flats and fishermen's cottages, 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 mins to 2 hrs. High Speed service from St Pancras International takes 80 minutes.

Sea

Transuropa Ferries between Ramsgate and Ostend.
New fast ferry between Ramsgate and Ostend from February 2013.

Air

Manston, Kent International Airport is 10 minutes from the resorts. New from April 2013 twice daily flights from an to Schiphol, Amsterdam.