See and Do
On the Isle of Thanet find year-round appeal and endless attractions
Breathtaking sandy beaches, eclectic attractions, creative cultural hubs. Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate deliver them all, just 75 minutes (to Ramsgate) from London by high speed train.
Artists, writers and musicians have long been inspired by this almost-island. Today the acclaimed Turner Contemporary has spearheaded a revitalised arts scene. While the bold, brilliant regeneration of the Dreamland theme park signals Thanet’s new-found love affair with retro charm.
Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate are ideal for a romantic break or family-friendly stay. Miles of coastline shelters a string of secluded, unspoilt sandy bays, chalk cliffs and the closest surf beaches to the capital.
Heritage is tangible here – spot evidence of the first Saxons, early Christians, Georgian and Victorian architects, WWII and seaside kitsch. In the Isle of Thanet a vibrant present comes with a rich past.