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    Autumn at The Bay Tree

    As Summer becomes Autumn, there are still a lot of very pleasant activities that Broadstairs and its surrounding areas have to offer. Autumn is a stunning time of year…watching the leaves change colour and seeing beautiful colours everywhere is just one of the wonderful things about this special season. Taking a walk, enjoying some sea air and appreciating our scenery and coastline is something that is enjoyable all year round.  If you are looking for some walking routes to enjoy in the local area, here are our top picks (including Ben’s of course): Stone Bay; directly below The Bay Tree can look gorgeous at sunset This path (don’t go down…

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    Summer’s Here!

    The sun has finally come out, just in time for the school holidays! Broadstairs is looking fantastic, with our stunning beaches and bays, fantastic eateries and things to see and do… Fantastic animal displays at the nearby Powell Cotton Museum Spitfire Museum, Manston Teddy bears for sale in need of loving homes on Broadstairs High Street! Botany Bay Turner Contemporary, Margate Haeckels skin care, Margate Royal  Harbour, Ramsgate Remember, we are only 90 minutes drive from south London and the M25, and we have fast HS1 trains from St Pancras plus direct trains from London Victoria and Bromley We still have rooms available, especially mid-week – why not make the…

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    Things to do in Thanet this summer

    Broadstairs, with it’s 7 sandy bays, is packed with interesting things to do We love the selection below – let us know what you like! Viking Bay, with it’s sandy beach, shops and restaurants We adore Morellis for fantastic ice creams by the beach Turner Contemporary Margate, great for a free day out with world-class art Wyatt and Jones Broadstairs, great food, Michelin-guide recommended, fantastic walk from The Bay Tree Shell Grotto Margate, fantastic shells and cave, perfect on a rainy day Hornby Visitors Centre, Margate Dreamland, Margate – perfect retro amusment rides Royal Harbour Ramsgate Would you like to visit Thanet and enjoy some of these wonderful attractions? Book…

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    Dreamland First Anniversary

    This weekend Dreamland Margate is One Year Old It has been a year since Dreamland re-opened its doors To celebrate, Dreamland is now FREE TO ENTER and Pay Per Ride has been introduced If you want to ride unlimited and save, book your wristbands to the Amusement Park online in advance. Guests can choose between several options: Under 1.25m, Over 1.25m, Ride and Dine and The Weekender. Prices start from £8 in advance online and the wristband can be used for unlimited access to the rides (depending on your height) plus entry to three attractions – Mermaid and Pirate School, the Teddy and Betty Show and the Dreamland Arc. Details can…

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    Half Term in Thanet

    Here’s a selection of events and attractions in Thanet this half term Remember, we’re only 1 hour 20 minutes from St Pancras on the HS1 trains and on superb roads We also have superb, blue-flag sandy beaches   Of course, a visit to Broadstairs wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Morelli’s Ice Cream Parlour! We still have availablity during half-term week – why not join us? Spitfire Museum   The iconic RAF fighter planes of the Second World War, the Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI and the Hawker Hurricane IIC, housed under one museum roof at the historic Battle of Britain airfield in Manston, Kent. Quex Park & Powell Cotton…

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    Thanet Receives 7 Blue Flag Beach Awards

    THANET has been awarded seven Blue Flags for its fantastic beaches, more than any other area in the country except for Cornwall which scooped eight. The awards are handed out by national environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy. All seven beaches awarded the prestigious accolade in 2015 have maintained their status and will be flying the Blue Flag for another year. The beaches are Minnis Bay; West Bay; St Mildreds Bay; Ramsgate Main Sands; Botany Bay; Joss Bay and Stone Bay. They are among just 68 beaches across the country to get the status, which is an international benchmark of quality presented to beaches which meet the highest standards for cleanliness,…

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    Grange & St Edward’s Presbytery

      The Grange was built by Augustus Pugin in 1845 and remained in the family until 1928. The building reflects Pugin’s belief in the Gothic style as the only true Christian architecture and his ideal to live out his life in the Middle Ages. Pugin produced some of his finest work at The Grange including designs for the House of Lords. St Edward’s Presbytery situated next door will also be open to public for the first time this weekend. A. W. N Pugin, master of the Gothic Revival, came to Ramsgate in 1843. He sought to create his ideal of medieval life: a Catholic church and Benedictine monastery, with a family…

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    Kent Walking Week 7 – 14 May 2016

      Burn that (shoe) rubber! Kent Walking Week run’s from the 7th to the 14th May 2016 and will be a week long celebration of walking for all abilities, getting walking newbies out there to how them how fun walking can be! Make a #try20 pledge on Facebook or Twitter and get out there every day for a 20 minute walk! We guarantee it will make you feel AMAZING! Feel the Burn! Forget the traffic congestion and beat the bus stop queues by burning only shoe rubber.  Walking for just 20 minutes a day is enough to get your heart pumping – so walk a little faster and feel the…

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    New £20 Note to feature JMW Turner

      Photo: Anna Gordon First time for a fine artist to be commemorated on UK sterling “An acknowledgment of the immense historical value of the visual arts to the UK – but also a stark reminder that we must invest in and create the right economic conditions for the artists of the future,” says Victoria Pomery, OBE, Director of Turner Contemporary The Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney and Tracey Emin announce, at Turner Contemporary, that the next £20 will feature JMW Turner. Turner Contemporary has partnered with the Bank of England to formally announce that the new £20 banknote will feature JMW Turner. Turner, the first fine…

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