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South Eastern railways tempting visitors to Margate with cheap fares

18 February 2014
by Peter Barnett


Margate harbour arm

Margate harbour arm

Margate's tourist industry is being given an off-season welcome boost as rail travellers are being tempted to visit the town with a £10 off-peak return by South Eastern.

It states : “Kent’s northeast tip has always been cosmopolitan with its European connections, but these days there’s even more creative flair in the air.

“Stunning sea- and sky-scapes famously drew JMW Turner to Margate, fittingly it’s now home to the acclaimed Turner Contemporary gallery, which brilliantly showcases historical and contemporary works.

“Artistic energy infuses an Isle where surf schools rub shoulders with ice cream parlours, chic eateries neighbour traditional chippies; and funky cafés, studios and shops pepper the streets of Margate Old Town. Here you can browse vintage and retro stores and sit on the sands at beautiful Botany Bay.

“Refuel at award-winning The Ambrette, pioneers of curry-free modern Indian cuisine. Expect a feast of playtime nostalgia at Hornby Visitor Centre, with its model railways, Scalextric tracks and Corgi toys. The Shell Grotto showcases subterranean passages lined with 4.6 million shells.”

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