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Upcoming part of town

Buoyed no doubt by the Turner Contemporary and the up-market pubs, restaurants and cafes across the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ken C
Black Notley, United Kingdom
Some Fascinating Buildings And Connections

Walking to the new Turner Contemporary Art Gallery took us through the Old Town with its variety of... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Market Place | area bordered by Market Street, Hawley Street, King Street and The Parade, Margate CT9 1EN, England
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Reviewed today

Lovely beach with great views along coast line to reculver , all sand , lots of small indie shops all walkable and nice to look in and get that item that's unique , friendly as well

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Some lovely old buildings, and interesting shops. Worth making a bit of a detour to see the Tudor house also, even if it is closed as it was when I visited. But I did think the shops looked very overpriced and I kept my purse...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can go in and out if ever shop, vintage,artwork,antiques,clothes shops,great coffee shops and restaurants. You can spend hours looking around. There is an indoor market. Charity shops lots of good bargains. Bored no way you can’t get bored.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buoyed no doubt by the Turner Contemporary and the up-market pubs, restaurants and cafes across the road around what can best be described as a plaza, I can see that in just a couple more years the 'Old Town' will be the place to visit....More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old town was charming with lots of old buildings, cafes, restaurants, pubs and small shops. We couldn't have found a nicer day in september to stroll around among the buildings. Look for more reviews by MulleEllum.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cool quirky and a little bit like a cross betweeen Brighton and Camden. Lots of fun shops bars and restaurants

Thank guyartall
Reviewed 12 September 2018

My wife quiet fancied visiting Margate having heard some good reports about the town and seeing some of the area on the television, and so, we decided on a short break to have a look around. I’d have to say that, if you’re interested in...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

Walking to the new Turner Contemporary Art Gallery took us through the Old Town with its variety of architecture and connections. We particularly like the plaque to the Gaiety Girl. Well worth strolling through and finding Old Town features. There are some excellent information boards

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Wandered round the old town this morning and was really surprised very buzzy lots of niche little shops, cafes and bars, lots of people all in all a good way to spend a Sunday morning.

Thank Allisoncsuk
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This area has been spoilt by all the shop signs, should have been left as it originally was. Everywhere of interest now has loud shop signs above them which in this case takes away the Regency era.

Thank Brian P
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Response from lisa p | Reviewed this property |
Hello there. We didn't actually look for vegetarian eating places, however we did notice that inside the Old Kent Market they were serving veggie lunches, what they were I'm afraid I can't tell you, also the double decker... More
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Response from Lou Lou D | Reviewed this property |
I think you should be removed from Tripadvisor for your offensive remarks to me as I said nothing offensive about Margate