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About Margate

About Margate

Located on England's southeast coast in Kent, Margate has long been a favourite seaside holiday destination, thanks to its long sandy beaches, café culture, and traditional amusement park. Margate combines old with new as it has a historic old town, home to interesting architecture, as well as a modern town centre. The city offers plenty to do in terms of culture thanks to the Turner Contemporary art gallery and the Margate Museum. For fun with the kids, rent pedalos or kayaks, or book a boat trip. There's also a popular crazy golf course. Margate hosts year-round festivals and events related to music, parades, and theatre. The Winter Gardens is a particularly well-known local venue. To make the most of this charming town's diverse attractions and enjoy a fantastic beach holiday, book a hotel in Margate through Opodo. The online search engine is easy to use, displays hotel offers as well as apartment and hostel options, and lets you find the best option for your trip according to your dates, number of travellers in your party, and choice of room.

What to see in Margate

First and foremost, if you're travelling with children—and even if you aren't—spend an afternoon at Dreamland, Margate's traditional funfair and amusement park. Take a spin on retro rides and games, enjoy live music, or strap on skates at the roller disco. There's also an indoor play area for children. At night, Dreamland offers theatre performances, bars, and restaurants. For a great, active day out, hire a bike and cycle along the Viking Coastal Path. You'll have fantastic views of the area as the trail passes beaches, cliffs, and interesting coves. Pack a picnic and eat on the beach or stop at one of the cafés or restaurants along the way. Back in town, check out the fascinating Shell Grotto, which consists of underground passages and rooms decorated with about 4.6 million shells. The Shell Grotto was found in 1835, and no one knows when or why it was built, though it's thought to have Pagan roots. Art lovers should make a visit to the excellent Turner Contemporary gallery, which overlooks the beach where JMW Turner once painted. The museum offers a variety of art exhibitions, events, and workshops throughout the year.

Where to stay in Margate

Book a hotel in Margate's old town, which will place you near attractions as varied as the sandy beach, the Theatre Royal, the Margate Museum, and numerous cafés, bars, and restaurants. There are many points of cultural interest in this area, including Lombard Street Gallery and the Tudor House, a history museum. Visit the Old Kent Market, an indoor food market serving cuisine from around the world, located inside a historic cinema. Just outside the old town, you'll find a range of accommodation, including cheap hotels, on or near the Eastern Esplanade. Around here, children can enjoy the Viking Adventure Playground and adults can catch a concert at the Tom Thumb Theatre. Everyone in the family can have fun at the Walpole Tidal Pool, a public beach not far from the esplanade. No matter where you decide to stay, search Opodo's website to book a hotel in Margate. And if you're looking for a particularly cheap hotel during warm weather, keep in mind that you're most likely to find it just outside the high season of the summer.