Underground Shell Grotto Location

Discovered in 1835, the Shell Grotto is an incredible underground network, consisting of mosaics made entirely from sea shells. The Grotto has been the subject of much speculation over the years and is still a mystery today as to why it was created and the purpose it served. After two years of being found in 1835, the Shell Grotto was opened to the public in 1837.

The Shell Grotto is approximately a 6 minute drive (12 minute walk) from the Margate Harbour Arm

Fun Fact: The grade 1 listed structure consists of 4.6 million shells, measuring 2.4 metres high and 21 metres in length.


Shell Grotto, Grotto Hill, Margate (Official Website)

Google Maps Co-ordiantes: 51.387752, 1.389426








Video Tour



Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s