Ramsgate - a delight to visit for culture, heritage, entertainment, food, beautiful architecture and views
The historic waterfront town of Ramsgate has a lively cosmopolitan feel. Select an alfresco café, sip a drink and watch the sun go down over the boats and yachts in the picturesque marina - this Cinque Port limb is the only ‘Royal Harbour’ in the country. 2021 marked 200 years since this title was bestowed by King George IV for the friendly welcome he received, something still enjoyed by visitors today. Enjoy sandy bays either side of this working marina and port.
Ramsgate’s exquisite architecture brings together unique structures like the Italianate Glasshouse, Georgian terraces and Regency villas. Plus buildings designed by pioneering Victorian architect Augustus Pugin – discover more at the visitor centre before seeing his creations on a self-guided walking tour. Discover more about the harbour listening to 'Harbour Highlights', an audio tour of the historic Royal Harbour of Ramsgate starting at the lighthouse and ending up, much the wiser, at the Royal Harbour Brasserie.
Don a hard hat and join an underground tour of the WWII-era Ramsgate Tunnels or delve into the history of computers at The Micro Museum. Discover the unique Ramsgate Meridian at Ramsgate Maritime Museum, (2023 redevelopment plans undergoing) as well as local connections to 'The Titanic' and the area's rich maritime heritage. For something a bit different, head to the recently opened This Museum is (Not) Obsolete, featuring experimental and obsolete electrical and musical items.
Explore Ramsgate’s links to the first Saxons (Hengist and Horsa), to artist Vincent Van Gogh, and authors such as Wilkie Collins and Jane Austen, to name a few...
One of the best ways to see Ramsgate, is on foot or by cycle, getting the best of the great outdoors. Active Ramsgate is a fantastic initiative offering a range of outdoor activities from scenic walking trails to family-friendly cycle routes. For an unforgettable experience in a corner of England that feels more like a sunny continental coastal town, explore Ramsgate by getting active.
From markets to exhibitions, guided tours and festivals, sailing regattas and festive illuminations, Ramsgate has a packed events programme. Ramsgate Through the Senses returns to celebrate World Earth Day 2023. Don't forget to browse the art galleries springing up around the town and along the arches in Military Road.
Whatever prompts you to come, Ramsgate won’t disappoint.
Looking for places to stay in Ramsgate? Ramsgate offers seafront hotels with stunning views, guest houses and quaint seaside self catering properties
FREE CAR PARKING is available every Saturday at Cannon Road, Ramsgate