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St Peter's Village Tour, Broadstairs

Why visit with your group?

Just some reasons to visit Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

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 16 sandy beaches and bays
Award winning sandy beaches – 5 with Blue Flags, 5 with Seaside Awards (2021)
• 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, SUP (Standup paddle boarding)
• Boat Trips – Seal Colony, Wind Farm, Sea Forts, Beaches and Bays
Viking Coastal Trail circular cycle route (32 miles/51.4 km)
• Seafront and clifftop restaurants, cafes, bars and ice cream parlours
• Only Royal Harbour in the country at Ramsgate

Attractions

Turner Contemporary, Margate’s international art gallery
Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Garden
Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum and RAF Manston History Museum
• Margate’s Shell Grotto - Kent’s greatest mystery
Margate Caves - a subterranean curiosity
Ramsgate Tunnels - unique civilian wartime tunnel complex
Dreamland - oldest surviving amusement park
Hornby Visitor Centre, Margate - home to Hornby, Corgi, Airfix and Scalextric
St. Peter’s Village Tour, Churchyard and War Graves Tours (WWI and WWII)
For smaller attractions and hidden gems, click here

Food and Drink
Ramsgate Brewery Gadd’s Bear or NorthDown Brewery
Quex Barn, Birchington  – indoor farmers market and restaurant
• Monthly Cliftonville Farmer’s Market
• Easter and Autumn Broadstairs Food Festival
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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)
• Tracey Emin (Neon sign on Droit House and artists studio in Margate)

Key Annual Events
February
*Broadstairs Blues Bash - free Blues music festival with local, national and international acts 
June
*Broadstairs Dickens Festival - Celebrating the life, times and works of Charles Dickens 
July
*Ramsgate Week - a regatta with competitors from France, Belgium, Holland and the UK 
August
*Broadstairs Folk Week - folk music, song and dance with over 500 events across the town

*Ramsgate Festival of Sound – week long feast of art, theatre, music and more around the town
September
*Heritage Open Days - Chance to visit and discover architectural treasures, with a 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)
*Walpole Bay Hotel & Museum (36 rooms) – 3* Hotel, Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville, 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) – Thanet 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
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