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Ramsgate Harbour Christmas lights

Every Christmas, our neighbouring town of Ramsgate creates a fantasy of festive lights around its amazing harbour. It’s absolutely magical! Photos by Larry Muckleston

Sunsets, beautiful sunsets…

Thanet is famous for its ‘big skies’ and in particular we have wonderful sunsets here, which have attracted artists to the local area for centuries. Here are just a few examples, taken by talented local photographer Richard Goldfinch. Why not come and see them for yourself?

OUR WONDERFUL HOME, THE ISLE OF THANET – visitor numbers are going up yet again!

New figures published by Thanet District Council and Visit Kent show that the number of visitors to our beautiful region is continuing to rise. With the fast train from London taking as little as 80 minutes, it’s easier than ever to get here for a holiday, weekend trip or even just for the day. Visitors […]

Local beach voted the best in Kent!

The Sunday Times newspaper has named Stone Bay, Broadstairs, as the best beach in Kent! Stone Bay is a gorgeous beach and won the accolade due to its ‘strangely beautiful curve of flat sand and rockpools’. Chris Haslam, The Sunday Times’ chief travel writer, said that ‘Stone Bay’s white cliffs reflect the sun’s heat ‘creating […]

Beautiful Thanet skies

Our local area, known as the Isle of Thanet, is famous for its beautiful sunrises and sunsets; the famous British artist, Turner, is quoted as saying that ‘the skies over Thanet are the loveliest in all Europe.’ Here are some stunning photographic examples, taken by our own Head of Marketing, Lynne Hoenes on her mobile […]

Student photo of Whitstable beach

This wonderful photograph was taken by one of our students, George (Jiajin Hou), from China, on a recent excursion to Whitstable. It’s a lovely coastal town famous for its seafood, especially oysters, and its artist studios, and it’s only about 30 minutes away by train or car. Look at that beautiful sky! Thanks, George.

Turner Contemporary, Margate

Lynne Hoenes, our Head of Marketing, loves this local art gallery and writes here about her reasons. How fortunate we are to have Turner Contemporary art gallery located in our local area, with its varied and dynamic exhibitions, events and workshops, for everyone to enjoy. Entry is free of charge. The Turner Contemporary opened in […]

TURNER CONTEMPORARY: A modern, calming art space by the sea.

Opened in 2011, and named after the famous artist who spent so much time in Margate, this light and airy gallery is a great place to visit in all weathers. It is free to enter (donation appreciated), and the main exhibition changes every few months. As well as the works of art on display, often […]

SANDWICH: Historic charm

Sandwich is a charming town just 15 kilometres from Broadstairs. We often go here as part of a Friday afternoon visit, or you can easily reach it independently by train. It’s a small town but has some really interesting little shops and cafes, and it’s very pleasant to walk around the narrow streets with quirky […]

BRIGHTON: One of our favourite Saturday trips

Brighton is a fantastic destination for a day out, with its vibrant cultural mix and its varied arts and music scene. Here you will find modern shopping centres alongside unusual boutiques and small specialist shops in the old, historic lanes of the old town (known as ‘The Lanes’). Something you really should  see when you […]