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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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Neptune’s Tower

Neptune’s Tower
The folly was probably built by Lord Holland at the same time as The Captain Digby and Kingsgate Castle. It is built in the shape of a typical Henrican castle but much smaller scale.

Whiteness Road, Broadstairs CT10 3QH.

Seal and Wildlife Watching

A one and a half hour trip to a local seal colony in a National Nature Reserve. Cruise at your leisure to see these beautiful creatures in the River Stour. Don't forget your binoculars and cameras.

Sea Searcher boat trips from the Kiosk Pier Yard, Ramsgate.

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Shell Grotto

you’ll find 4.6 million shells, 2000sqft of mosaic and one big mystery! Awe-inspiring… a truly major national site.

 

Shell Grotto
Memorial – First World War (1914-1918)

This is a unique stone circular fountain on an unusual four-stepped base, its not very well known and most people pass by it without knowing what it is there for.

If you are near and interested then take a quick look. Map Link

Memorial Address:
Lewis Crescent
Cliftonville
Margate

 

 

Bing Maps Link
Carlton Cinema

A family run, independent cinema with a tearoom and a weekly film club, working towards incorporating more art house film screenings and special events

29 St Mildreds Road,
Westgate on Sea

CT8 8RE

01843 832019
Tom Thumb Theatre

The Tom Thumb Theatre is a family run arts venue in the heart of Cliftonville, Margate. Originally built as a coach house in Victorian times, the building was transformed into one of the smallest theatres in the world in 1984. The Tom Thumb is a striking mix of Japanese and Alpine Architecture, with a quirky, charming interior of velvet seats and flocked wallpaper.

St Augustine’s Cross
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This 19th-century cross of Saxon design marks what is traditionally thought to have been the site of St Augustine's landing on the shores of England in AD 597. Accompanied by 30 followers, Augustine is said to have held a mass here before moving on.

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.

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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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.