Ramsgate Costumed Walks
History Brought to Life
Highly Commended Pride in Thanet Tourism Award 'Volunteer of the Year' 2015
Highly Commended Pride in Thanet Tourism Award 'Team of the Year 2013 and 2014
Our group is run by dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Whatever the weather, so long as members of the public turn up, we carry on the walks.
We do not make a charge for the walks and ask only for donations towards the coat of costumes and printing of leaflets.
Join our guided walks around Historical Ramsgate and meet famous characters from the past...
Town Centre Walk (Assembly Point: Halifax Bank) - Guides will greet & take you through the centre of the town to see & enjoy the wide variety of buildings, ranging from Regency to the Twentieth Century. Your tour ends in the magnificent Parish Church of St. George.
West Cliff Walk (Assembly Point: West Cliff Lift) - This walk is of particular interest for its architecture, which includes The Grange & St. Augustine's Church, designed by Augustus Pugin. His most famous work is the inside of the Palace of Westminster in London. You may be able to meet him personally.
East Cliff Walk (Assembly point: Albion Gardens) - On this walk you will pass many splendid Regency & Victorian buildings, including Wellington Crescent built immediately after the Napoleonic Wars during which Ramsgate had been a garrison town.
Royal Harbour Walk (Assembly Point: Harbour Clockhouse) - Ramsgate is proud to boast the only Royal Harbour in the British Isles, the honour having been bestowed by King George IV in 1821. You will see Smeaton's famous dry dock, learn of the vast fishing industry carried on in Ramsgate in the 19th centuries & hear of the miraculous evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk in 1940.
Walks are free with donations welcome. A sum of £2 is suggested
No booking required except for groups of 10 and over.
Refreshments available on town centre and harbour walks.
In Winter months, when walks are not practical, we take the costumed characters and a guide to local groups and schools on request and perform there (subject to character's availability.)
We have been going for approximately 18 years and we all thoroughly enjoy what we do!
Walks take place every Tuesday evening in July at 7pm and every Tuesday afternoon in August at 2.30pm