a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions


National Rail | station code MAR

Kent Offers & Links

Margate is a popular seaside resort with sandy beaches very close to the station. Margate PlusBus tickets are valid within the Thanet urban area around Margate and Ramsgate.

TI The Droit House, Stone Pier. Tel. 01843 577577.

Margate Kent

Margate attractions map

Dreamland ¼ mile

The UK's original pleasure park now re-opened with restored and recreated rides and amusements including the Scenic Railway. Refreshments.
Open Daily 1000-1700 (closes 2000 Fri/Sat, Daily in Aug).

Old Town Hall Local History Museum ½ mile

The history of Margate from the 18th century to the present day, covering its development from a small fishing village to a seaside resort. Victorian police station and cells.
Open Easter & May-Sep, WSSu & BH 1100-1700, last admission 1600. Oct-Apr, SSu 1100-1600.

Turner Contemporary Gallery ¾ mile

Inspired by JMW Turner's sense of enquiry this new gallery offers a programme of exhibitions, events and learning opportunities enabling connections to be made between art from 1750 to the present day. Café.
Open TWThFSSu & BH 1000-1800.

Tudor House ¾ mile

One of the oldest buildings in Margate, rescued by the town council in 1937.
Open SSu 1130-1430.

Margate Caves ¾ mile

Originally dug as a chalk mine in the 18th century the caves were largely forgotten until they were opened as a Victorian tourist attraction. The caves contain several wall paintings. Café.
Open FSSu 1100-1600.

Shell Grotto 1 mile

A series of underground rooms and passageways covered with shell mosaics. Its origin is a mystery, although many believe it is a 2000-year-old temple. Café.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1700. Nov-Mar, SSu 1100-1600.