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What’s Local

Fancy playing some Crazy Golf visiting a Museum, Zoo, Swimming or just doing some other free activities such as walks around the coast or a park visit that will enhance your trip to give you and your family some ideas of whats you can do in Thanet.  Look no further and check out the list below!

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Ramsgate Tunnels

Experience Life Underground in a Frontline Town.
As the second World War approached, Ramsgate Borough Council embarked on ambitious but controversial plans to create a network of Deep Shelter tunnels linking to a former Railway Tunnel which would provide shelter for 60,000 people. Despite initial resistance from government the plan was finally given the go ahead and the network was formally opened by The Duke of Kent on 1st June 1939.

Wildwood

Not far from Thanet you can experience close encounters with native wildlife in beautiful ancient forest, between the historic city of Canterbury and the pretty coastal town of Herne Bay

 

 

Quex Park
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Quex Park is a unique country Park of 250 acres, within the Park there is a Childrens Indoor and Outdoor Play Centre (Jungle Jims), a Craft Village, a Garden Nursery (The Secret Garden), Quex Park Livery, a Falconry Centre, a Farmshop and Restaurant (Quex Barn) and in the summer, a giant Maize Maze and of course the Museum.

 

Quex Park
Hands and Molecules

Hands and Molecules

This statue combining a pair of hands and a string of molecules was commissioned by Sustran and funded by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer Ltd to celebrate the discovery, development and manufacture of innovative medicines in East Kent from their nearby site at Sandwich. The bronze casting of the statue was undertaken by Livingstone Art Founders and unveiled on its cliff top location in 2000.

Government Acre, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 - England, UK

Fort Hill Fire Beacon
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On top of Fort Hill in Margate is a fire beacon in the area that Margate Battery once stood (which consisted of 2 x 6-inch Mk VII guns on naval mountings)

the Beacon is now missing the ‘basket’ at the top and has no sign either.

 

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The Grange Ramsgate

The Grange in Ramsgate, Kent, on the coast in southern England was the home of the Victorian architect and designer August Pugin. It was designed by him in the Victorian Gothic style and is a Grade I listed building

North Foreland Lighthouse

A light was first exhibited at North Foreland in 1499, but the first real lighthouse was built by Sir John Meldrum in 1636. The lighthouse consisted of a two storey octagonal tower made of timber, lath and plaster with an iron coal burning grate on top. This tower was destroyed by fire in 1683.A temporary measure of a single candle in a lantern hoisted on a pole proved, not surprisingly, ineffective and the present structure was built in 1691; originally the tower was 12 metres tall constructed of brick, stone and flint. In 1698 the lighthouse is recorded as using 100 tons of coal a year.

Broadstairs Harbour Arm

Broadstairs Harbour Arm
Attached on the end of Viking Bay is the Harbour Arm, often people sit on the end with an icecream from the shop watching the tide swell in and out.  People like to surf close to the wall because of the calm swells that the wall creates. Viking Bay is one of the most popular beaches in Thanet.

Margate Football Club

MFC was founded in 1896/7 as an amateur club, they currently play in the Ryman Premier

(rating for football is based on price, and league performance)

http://www.margate-fc.com
Minster Abbey

Minster Abbey is at the heart of the village of Minster.    It was at Ebbsfleet, a few miles from Minster that St. Augustine, sent by Pope Gregory the Great, landed in 597 to begin his mission to the Anglo-Saxon people. Within a few years of his arrival on the shores of Thanet, Christianity had spread throughout southern England, and monastic life began to flourish.  Minster Abbey was one of the earliest monastic foundations.