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Margate Walks

Georgian Margate


Margate has a fine collection of intact Georgian Buildings and Squares; in this walk you will take a tour of The Old Town onto Cecil & Hawley Squares in Central Margate.  This is a gentle walk with one hill and suitable for all levels of walkers.

Come and see Margate in its Prime, this was the summer home of the Rich and Famous in the Period 1750s to 1870s.  Come and experience the subtle architecture, hear about the growth of Margate as a place for 'health' and to come to be seen. Meeting at The Droit House on the Stone Pier next door to The Turner Contemporary Gallery, take a stroll through Margate's Old Town and see the Town's commercial heart and the home of Margate's 'Cultural Renaissance'. Find out about some of the people who called The Old Town, Cecil & Hawley Square home.

This walk is bookable on any day, Pre booking is essential call 07752 347 006 

Margate Museum & Old Town

This walk is a personal introduction to the splendid Margate Museum the Borough Police Force, Jail and Magistrates Court.

You will be introduced to some of the Wonderful Characters of Margate and stories you would never believe, if it were not history.

This walk is available weekly on a Saturday at 3pm, Meet outside the Margate Retro General Store Fort Hill in The Old Town; where you will first take a tour the Old Town coming back where you could take a tour of the Museum) Call  07752 347 006.

Margate & its Architecture

Margate's Tudor House  © Copyright Dave Walsh and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

This walk is for the more ambitious walker, it will take you though the history of Margate's development using its Architecture as a guide, the walk is about 2 hours long and is available monthly from the History Walkers.

Pre booking of this walk is essential so please email or call 07752 347 006 for the next bookable date and whether there are any free places.

Brutalist Arlington House

by and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence


Margate Historic High Street and the Story of Marine Drive

Take a easy walk from Margate Clock tower along the route of shoppers down the High Street. Find out about Sea Bathing and the shops and shopkeepers that made this a premier experience through the Georgian, Victorian Era and well into the 20th Century. Find out who and why Marine Drive was built and the sorry tale of it's construction and cost, drawing on the work of the Margate Historical Society.  Finally ending back at the Clock Tower and Marine Gardens. 
This walk is bookable for more information contact  07752 347 006

 The Shell Grotto & Dane Park

This walk will show how in the mid 19th Century this area of Cliftonville developed with the rest of Margate, in offering health-giving benefits of visiting, with a sanatorium in the old ‘Chateau Belle Vue’ and fun and entertainment with the Wilderness Pleasure Gardens and later on Dane Park.  There was something extra too with the discovery of the wonderful Shell Grotto in 1835. Along with these themes everyday life went on with the windmills, the bakery and the gradual build up of the area. The Walk starts in Dane Park and ends at the Shell Grotto, please note this area is hilly and not suitable for people unable to walk quite steep hills.  Details of meeting places and parking will be sent with booking confirmation.

This walk is available weekly contact 07752 347 006 to find out more.