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Comfort Inn Ramsgate

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Victoria Parade, Ramsgate, EN, GB, CT11 8DT

  • Phone: (44) 1843 592345
  • Fax: (44) 1843 580157
4.1 out of 5 (54 reviews)
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The Shell Grotto

Grotto Hill
Margate, CT9 2BU
+44 1843 22 0008

Summer - Mo to Su from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Winter - Sa to Su from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM

The Shell Grotto is a type of cave, whose walls are adorned by mosaics, made entirely of cockle, whelk, mussel and oyster shells. The shell mosaics depict different figures of Gods and Goddesses, animals and other entities. It was discovered in 1835 by James Newlove, while he was digging a duck pond. Shell Grotto consists of 70 feet (21 meters) of underground passageways, and the original date of this cave has not been found till date. Speculation also exists regarding the creators of this cave. The venue was made public in 1838, and today is an extremely popular tourist spot. 
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