Visit Margate and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Margate, Kent. Pre-eminently a pleasure resort, the oldest and most famous in Kent. and one of the best-known in England; it is sometimes called the Blackpool of the South. It caters for a wide variety of tastes. Dreamland, a 20-acre amusement park, is not only a funfair, but also contains an old-time music hall and a luxurious modern cinema, a ballroom, a restaurant, a bar and a cafeteria. The Winter Gardens, a concert hall, has room for an audience of 2,000; it stands on Fort Hill, formerly the site of a gun battery. Margate may be said to have given birth to the idea of seaside holidays. It was here, some 200 years ago, that bathing machines were first used, the invention of a local Quaker, Benjamin Beale. These were like little caravans in which the bather changed, was drawn into the water, then emerged to swim, more or less concealed from the vulgar gaze. The idea of sea-bathing caught on with the gentry and became a favourite pastime of George III and other members of the royal family.
Today Margate caters for more than two million visitors annually.
Nearby cities: Canterbury
Nearby towns: Birchington, Broadstairs, Deal, Minster, Ramsgate, Sandwich, Whitstable
Nearby villages: Beltinge, Chislet, Cliftonville, East Stourmouth, Eastry, Elmstone, Garlinge, Goodnestone, Grove, Grove Ferry, Hoath, Kingsgate, Littlebourne, Manston, Reculver, Sarre, St. Nicholas at Wade, St. Peters, Staple, West Stourmouth, Westgate on Sea, Wingham
Have you decided to visit Margate or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Margate bed and breakfast (a Margate B&B or Margate b and b)
- a Margate guesthouse
- a Margate hotel (or motel)
- a Margate self-catering establishment, or
- other Margate accommodation