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Margate Revisited

Written by Nathan Lake on

After years of decline as a tourist destination, there are suddenly so many reasons to visit Margate. The Turner Contemporary is an amazing addition to the sea front, capturing all the wonderful light that so inspired the artist JMW Turner. It is free to visit and has a splendid cafe from which you can watch the ever shifting vista of the sea. The derelict Dreamland Amusement Park is scheduled to reopen in 2012 and promises to delight and thrill a new generation of fun seekers. There is also the unsolved continuing mystery of the Shell Grotto, who built it? when? how? and why? It is an utterly fascinating place that will leave you bewitched, bothered and bewildered!

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