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Ramsgate - a delight to visit for culture, heritage, entertainment, food, beautiful architecture and views

Ramsgate named in Time Out's 'The 15 best places to visit in the UK in 2024'

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. For something a bit different, head to the 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 bicycle, 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. 

From markets to exhibitions, guided tours and festivals, sailing regattas and festive illuminations, Ramsgate has a packed events programme including Ramsgate Through the Senses and Ramsgate Festival of Sound. Don't forget to browse the art galleries springing up around the town or let your creative juices flow at a workshop.

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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Contact Us
Visitor Information Centre
The Droit House
Stone Pier
Kent CT9 1JD
Te: 01843 577577
Official website of Visit Thanet, Thanet District Council.