Sunrise over Ramsgate Royal Harbour boats with purple sky and rays of light above seafront buildings
Sunrise over Ramsgate Royal Harbour
Guests sat under umbrellas around tables on grass in front of Italianate Glasshouse made of glass and iron
Italianate Greenhouse, Ramsgate
Group wearing hard hats stood looking at display of how people lived in the tunnel during World War II
Ramsgate Tunnels
Gravel path around circular pond leading through lawn towards brick gothic house with flag flying from tower turret.  Young trees and box hedge across grass. Bright blue sky.
The Grange, Ramsgate
View from harbour pooton back towards seafront looking through boats and yachts in the harbour. Blue sky with line clouds
Ramsgate Royal Harbour

Ramsgate - Royal Harbour and Regency Architecture

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 marks 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.

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, 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. 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 

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