Margate is top attraction for 2013
The golden sands of
Margate? No, Luguillo Beach, Puerto Rico
Think of a top global tourist destination and
you might picture the golden sands of Puerto Rico or the
bustling cityscape of Stockholm.
Now a new name has been added to the must-have destinations for
2013 - Margate!
The seaside town has made it onto the prestigious Rough Guide
list of top destinations in the world for next year.
What's more, it's the only UK tourist magnet to be included.
Top editors and travel experts at The Rough Guide ranked
Margate alongside the likes of North Cyprus and Dubrovnik as a
must-see place to visit for next year.
Stockholm has plenty to
offer to the world
Staff at The Rough Guide said: "From the Turner Contemporary
gallery to the proliferation of other indie art spaces, vintage
shops and cute cafés in the Old Town, Margate now offers much more
than its golden sands and dilapidated seaside charm.
They added: "The gem on the Isle of Thanet constitutes one of
the highlights of the forthcoming Rough Guide to Kent, Sussex and
Surrey for many good reasons."
Deputy director at Turner Contemporary, Richard Morsley, said:
"It is brilliant to see Margate highlighted by Rough Guide as a key
Margate can cut it with
the top world destinations, according to the Rough Guide report
"Visitors come for our exhibitions but also to experience the
town, the beach, the boutique shops, cafes, Margate’s amazing
history and of course our Turner sunsets.
"There is a fantastic feeling of change and momentum in Margate
at the moment and we are all expecting another great year for the
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