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For over 200 years, the holiday town of Margate has been a leading seaside resort in England, drawing Londoners to its beaches, Margate Sands.
Margate has two notable theatres, the Theatre Royal which is in Addington Street and is the second oldest theatre in the country and the Tom Thumb Theatre which happens to be the second smallest in the country. The Winter Gardens theatre is also in Margate.
If you want to be entertained by a journey back in time then a visit to Margate Museum in Market Place explores the town's seaside heritage with a range of exhibits and displays, and is now opened at weekends by a team of volunteers.
The Hornby Visitor Centre in Margate takes you on a fascinating journey through the history of Britain's best loved toys.
The top attraction in Margate according to Tripadvisor is the unique Shell Grotto which is described as one of the world's most mysterious places. The Shell Grotto is a series of underground rooms and passageways covered by 2000sqft of exquisite mosaic created with 4.6 million seashells.
Overlooking the beautiful Westbrook Bay in Margate is Strokes Adventure Golf. It is an 18 hole mini golf course set in attractive surroundings which incorporate rockscapes, plants and water features. For fans of Jazz music Margate hosts an annual jazz festival which takes place in July.
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