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.

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. We have been going for approximately 18 years and we all thoroughly enjoy what we do!

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

Opening Times

Walks take place every Tuesday evening in July at 7pm and every Tuesday afternoon in August at 2.30pm

Facilities

  • Pets welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Groups welcome
  • Coaches welcome
  • Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome