St Peter's Village Tour, Broadstairs
St Peter's Village Tour, Broadstairs

Why Visit

Just some reasons to visit our area

Location
The seaside towns of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate are situated on the north-eastern coast of Kent and can be easily reached from London and mainland Europe via good road, rail and ferry services
• M25 links to M26, M20, M2 then A299 into Thanet
• St. Pancras International Station, London to Ramsgate – 80 minutes
• Ferry services into Dover (approx 20 miles/32 km from Ramsgate)
• Eurotunnel into Folkestone (approx 30 miles/42 km from Ramsgate)

Coastline
• Miles of glorious coastline and 15 sandy beaches and bays
• Award winning beaches – 6 with Blue Flags, 4 with Seaside Awards
• The Thanet coastline represents 20% of the UK’s and 12% of Europe’s coast chalk
• It is the longest continuous stretch of chalk coast in Britain
• Watersports – Kite Surfing, Surfing, Sailing
• Boat Trips – Seal Colony, Wind Farm, Sea Forts, Beaches and Bays
• Traditional Beach Huts
• Viking Coastal Trail circular cycle route (32 miles/51.4 km)
• Seafront and clifftop restaurants, cafes, bars and ice cream parlours
• Royal Harbour and Marina, Ramsgate

Attractions
• Turner Contemporary, international art gallery
• Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens
• Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum
• Dreamland 
• Hornby Visitor Centre
• St. Peter’s Village War Graves Tours (WWI and WWII)
For smaller attractions and hidden gems, click here 

Food and Drink
• Gadd’s beer from Ramgate Brewery
• Quex Foods – Kent crisps and oils
• Quex Barn – indoor farmer’s market and restaurant
• Cliftonville Farmer’s Market
• Broadstairs Food Festival
For information on more food and drink places, click here 

Famous Faces
• Charles Dickens (Dickens House Museum, Bleak House, Turner and Dickens Walk, annual Dickens Festival)
• AWN Pugin (The Grange, St. Augustine’s Church, Pugin Town Trail (self-guided walk)
• JMW Turner (Turner Contemporary, Turner and Dickens Walk)

Key Annual Events
February
*GEEK (Games Expo East Kent) - A celebration of games and play, old and new
*Broadstairs Blues Bash - free Blues music festival with local, national and international acts across venues in the town
June
*Broadstairs Dickens Festival - Celebrating the life, times and works of Charles Dickens at various venues in and around the town
July
*Ramsgate Week - a regatta with competitors from France, Belgium, Holland and the UK and a great backdrop for events happening along the waterfront.
*Ramsgate Festival – week long feast of art, theatre, music and more around the town
August
*Broadstairs Folk Week - folk music, song and dance with over 500 events across the town
September
*Heritage Open Days - Chance to visit and discover architectural treasures and enjoy a range of tours, events and activities at various heritage attractions around Thanet
October
*Broadstairs Food Festival - popular event with cooking demonstrations, fresh produce sales and much more

Accommodation (20+ ensuite rooms)
*Smiths Court Hotel (41 rooms) – 3* Hotel
Eastern Esplanade, Margate
*Walpole Bay Hotel & Museum (36 rooms) – 2* Hotel
Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville, Margate
*Sands Hotel (20 rooms) – 4* Hotel
Marine Drive, Margate
*The Botany Bay Hotel (29 rooms) – 3* Hotel
Marine Drive, Kingsgate, Broadstairs
*The Royal Albion Hotel (21 rooms) – 3* Hotel
Albion Street, Broadstairs
*Royal Harbour Hotel (27 rooms) – Kent Accommodation Scheme
Nelson Crescent, Ramsgate
*Comfort Inn (44 rooms) – 3* Hotel
Victoria Parade, Ramsgate
*Pegwell Bay Hotel (42 rooms) – 3* Hotel
Pegwell Road, Ramsgate
*Oak Hotel (34 rooms) – 2* Hotel
Harbour Parade, Ramsgate
*Holiday Inn Express (105 rooms) – Budget Hotel
Tothill Street, Minster, near Ramsgate
For further information on guest accommodation, self-catering and camping and caravan, click here