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, Margate, Kent, England. An underground labyrinth of mosaics created from millions of seashells, discovered in

Secret Guide to Hidden, Magical Places in Britain

Secret Guide to Hidden, Magical Places in Britain

splendiferoushoney: “ The Margate Shell Grotto , Kent UK ”

In 1835, young Joshua Newlove fell down a hole and inadvertently discovered Margate’s Shell Grotto. Seventy feet of underground tunnels lead to a chamber decorated with arcane symbols made entirely from sea shells. And the purpose of a cave studded with over four million shells mosaicked into phalluses, stars and flowers? Nobody really knows.

In young Joshua Newlove fell down a hole and inadvertently discovered Margate’s Shell Grotto. Seventy feet of underground tunnels lead to a chamber decorated with arcane symbols made entirely from sea shells. (Over 4 million sea shells!

Margate,England    where Dad and Mom lived near Manston AFB

Top 10 things to do in Margate

Shell Grotto, Margate, England. Discovered by a farmer in 1835  Google Image Result for http://www.ratestogo.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/grotto3.jpg

Grotto discovered in is coated with beautiful mosaics made from over million seashells.

Love lane. Margate (England). #travel

Love lane. Margate (England). #travel

The Reading Rooms in Margate, England : Remodelista

Those stools that chunky wood counter are to die for, would love to replicate {barbican foodhall london}

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