Join our guided walks around Historical Ramsgate and meet famous characters from the past...
The tours are run by dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Whatever the weather, so long as members of the public turn up, the carry on the walks. They do not make a charge for the walks and ask for a suggested donation of £2pp towards the running costs. Large Group bookings will need to pre-book on 01843 852780
Town Centre Walk (Meet at Halifax Bank, Queen Street) - 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 (Meet at West Cliff Lift, near Government Acre) - 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 (Meet at 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 (Meet at The Maritime Museum, 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 £2pp is suggested