MargateUnited Kingdom

4/5Top Destination

Secluded Margate is calling! Discover its beaches, museums, oceanfront and more.

Discover the seaside city of Margate—beaches, museums and top sights from Margate Beach to Botany Bay.

Known for

Beaches, Museums and Sea

Where to stay in Margate

Margate Old Town
Margate Old Town, Margate, England, United Kingdom

Margate Old Town

Known for Beaches, Sea, Friendly People

4/5(18 reviews)

Unique features of Margate Old Town include the beaches and restaurants. Make a stop by Margate Beach or Margate Museum while you're exploring the area.

Top hotels in Margate

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Walpole Bay Hotel & Museum
Walpole Bay Hotel & Museum
3 out of 5
Fifth Avenue, Margate, England
per night
24 Oct-25 Oct

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Margate Main Sands, Margate Beach and Botany Bay. Winter Gardens and Shell Grotto are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (306 reviews)

"Loved the quirkiness and the history! The staff were so friendly and helpful. Great breakfast and hope to stay again if we are ever in Margate"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019

Walpole Bay Hotel & Museum
The Crescent Victoria Hotel
The Crescent Victoria Hotel
3.5 out of 5
25-26 Fort Crescent, Margate, England

Situated in Margate, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Winter Gardens and Margate Beach. Botany Bay is 2 mi (3.2 km) away. Margate Station is 17 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (220 reviews)

"Lovely person at reception, made us feel very welcome. Really good room too."…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2019

The Crescent Victoria Hotel
Sands Hotel
Sands Hotel
4 out of 5
16 Marine Drive, Margate, England
per night
6 Nov-7 Nov

Nestled on the beach, this Margate Old Town hotel is just steps away from Margate Museum and Margate Beach. Botany Bay is 2.5 mi (4 km) away. Margate Station ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (155 reviews)

"Nice sea views. Stayed on the top floor, noise from the roof bar was a bit much and noise from people getting out of the lift on our floor and going up the stairs."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2019

Sands Hotel

Top activities in Margate

Leeds Castle, Canterbury & Dover Tour with Admission
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury & Dover Tour with Admission


Mosey around the tranquil grounds of Leeds Castle and visit the impressive Canterbury Cathedral that dominates the city of Kent. Make your way to the coast, where you can stand alongside the iconic white cliffs of Dover.

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral & Dover Flexible Day Trip
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral & Dover Flexible Day Trip


Traipse around the walls of a magnificent stone castle on the edge of a lake, stroll underneath impressive arches in the medieval Canterbury Cathedral, and walk alongside the stunning White Cliffs of Dover at the edge of the sea.

Private Tour of Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover & Greenwich
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Private Tour of Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover & Greenwich


Discover several top destinations in the greater London area on this private tour. With a personal guide leading the way, spend the day exploring Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, the White Cliffs of Dover, and the UNESCO-listed borough of Greenwich.

Leeds Castle, Canterbury & Kent - Small Group Tour
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury & Kent - Small Group Tour


On this beautiful full day tour journey into the heart of the English countryside and experience Kent, the ‘Garden of England’ with its lush rolling green hills, beautiful scenery and historic buildings.

The Canterbury Tales
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The Canterbury Tales


Meet our costumed guides, walk alongside Chaucer’s pilgrims and revel in the recreated medieval scenes as five colourful tales of love, infidelity, intrigue, courtship and death are brought vividly to life.

Dover Castle Entrance Ticket
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Dover Castle Entrance Ticket


Visit: Dover Castle, Castle Hill Road, Dover CT16 1HU England Dover Castle offers one of the best days out in the country. Commanding the gateway to the realm for over nine centuries, the fortress has been at the heart of some of the most significant events in England's history.

Reviews of Margate


Top Destination

5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent 20.967741935483872%
4 - Good
4 - Good 59.67741935483871%
3 - Okay
3 - Okay 12.903225806451612%
2 - Disappointing
2 - Disappointing 6.451612903225806%
1 - Terrible
1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

13 Sep 2019

Not my favourite place on the south east coast, but it definitely worths a visit, especially in summer. Dreamland is a good place to have fun but the city streets are not so clean.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

3 Sep 2019

Some good bits, especially the beach. However pavements and roads full of weeds everywhere needs a good clean up

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

25 Aug 2019

You can see the council are starting to put money into the main beach area, but it is just a shame about the surrounding areas!

4/5 - Good


24 Aug 2019

The Turner Contemporary was worth the visit.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

18 Aug 2019

Some of the town is still very run down but the coast is good. The shell grotto and its gift shop are not to be missed. They are very reasonably priced, and the Turner art gallery is free! (Both an easy walk from the hotel).

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

12 Aug 2019

Although dated in places was generally nice. Friendly and clezn