6 Sights in Thanet District, United Kingdom (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Thanet District, United Kingdom. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Thanet District, United Kingdom.List of cities in United Kingdom Sightseeing Tours in Thanet District
1. Turner Contemporary Gallery
Turner Contemporary is one of the UK’s leading contemporary art galleries. Celebrating Margate’s connection with the painter J. M. W. Turner, an artist who believed that art could be an agent of change, its year-round exhibition programme offers free access to creative and cultural experiences. The building, designed by Sir David Chipperfield, is recognised as an important cultural icon. The ground floor accommodates a reception area, shop, event space and cafe while the main exhibition spaces are on the first floor, benefitting from natural north light and panoramic views of the North Sea.
2. St Augustine's Cross
St Augustine's Cross is a stone memorial in Kent, in a fenced enclosure on the south side of Cottington Road, west of Cliffs End, at Pegwell Bay, Thanet, about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Ramsgate, 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Richborough Roman Fort, and 12 miles (19 km) east of Canterbury, in the parish of Minster. The cross was erected in 1884 to commemorate the arrival of St Augustine in England in AD 597. It is believed to mark the place where St. Augustine met King Ethelbert for the first time.
3. Ramsgate Tunnels
The Tunnel Railway was a 2 ft narrow-gauge underground railway in Ramsgate, Kent, England. Following the restructuring of railway lines in Ramsgate in 1926, the section of line between Broadstairs and Ramsgate Harbour including a tunnel to the seafront at Ramsgate was abandoned. The narrow-gauge Tunnel Railway was opened within the disused tunnel in 1936 to connect tourist attractions and shops near Ramsgate harbour with the new railway main line at Dumpton Park.
4. Shell Grotto
The Shell Grotto is an ornate subterranean passageway shell grotto in Margate, Kent, England. Almost all the surface area of the walls and roof is covered in mosaics created entirely of seashells, totalling about 2,000 square feet (190 m2) of mosaic, or 4.6 million shells. It was discovered in 1835, but its age and purpose remain unknown. The grotto is a Grade I-listed building and open to the public.
5. Dreamland Margate
Dreamland Margate is an amusement park and entertainment centre based on a traditional English seaside funfair located at Margate, Kent, England. The site of the park was first used for amusement rides in 1880, although the Dreamland name was not used until 1920 when the park's Grade II* listed Scenic Railway wooden rollercoaster was opened.
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6. Minster Abbey
Minster Abbey is the name of two abbeys in Minster-in-Thanet, Kent, England. The first was a 7th-century foundation which lasted until the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Beside its ruins is St Mildred's Priory, a Benedictine community of women founded in 1937.
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