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Hidden gem: Botany Bay near Margate in Kent is a Blue Flag beach, with clean (if chilly) sea swimming, making it ideal for families

Glories of secret Britain: 20 unspoilt seaside gems you MUST visit

Hidden gem: Botany Bay near Margate in Kent is a Blue Flag beach, with clean (if chilly) sea swimming, making it ideal for families

Dreamland, Margate.  Not a bed shop.... this is where you go to have fun....  Not that you can't have fun in a bed shop....!

Dreamland, Margate. Not a bed shop.... this is where you go to have fun.... Not that you can't have fun in a bed shop....!

Morrocan Doors- stuff like this makes AWESOME room separaters (...is that word?)

Morrocan Doors- stuff like this makes AWESOME room separaters (...is that word?)

The Shell Grotto was discovered in 1835 by Mr James Newlove. He had been digging a pond when a hole appeared in the ground. Mr Newlove lowered his son Joshua down into it, and when he emerged again he told his father there were tunnels covered with shells. Two years later in 1837 he opened them to the public. The Grotto is 70 feet of winding passages leading to an oblong chamber. There is believed to be 4.6 million shells used in the different mosaics on the walls. Nothing is known about the…

The Shell Grotto was discovered in 1835 by Mr James Newlove. He had been digging a pond when a hole appeared in the ground. Mr Newlove lowered his son Joshua down into it, and when he emerged again he told his father there were tunnels covered with shells. Two years later in 1837 he opened them to the public. The Grotto is 70 feet of winding passages leading to an oblong chamber. There is believed to be 4.6 million shells used in the different mosaics on the walls. Nothing is known about the…

The Shell Grotto in Margate, Kent, England. An underground labyrinth of mosaics created from millions of seashells, discovered in 1835. The origin of the grotto is unknown. #WorldBeautifulPlaces #Seashells

The Shell Grotto in Margate, Kent, England. An underground labyrinth of mosaics created from millions of seashells, discovered in 1835. The origin of the grotto is unknown. #WorldBeautifulPlaces #Seashells

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