Margate - on a par with Dubrovnik and Puerto Rico?

Published: Monday 7th Jan 2013

The Rough Guide has chosen Margate as one of The Ten Best Places to visit in the world! This has come of something of a surprise to the bemused residents of Kent. Of course those of you who have read my earlier blogs will have noticed that I have been rooting for Margate and am delighted my faith in its regeneration seems to be vindicated. But even I was not expecting it to rocket up to the Top Ten in the World! All I can say is Viva Margate! Let's hope Local Lass Made Good - Tracey Emin CBE - will be back to open a restored Dreamland later this year! Meanwhile, the Turner Contemporary is always worth a visit and I urge you once again to sit in the shelter where T S Eliot mused on Margate Sands.