Ramsgate - Royal harbour and Regency Architecture
The historic waterfront of Ramsgate has a lively cosmopolitan feel. Select an alfresco café, sip a drink and see the yachts bobbing 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 alongside a working marina.
Ramsgate’s exquisite architecture brings together 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.
Be drawn by Ramsgate’s links to the first Saxons, Hengist and Horsa, artist Vincent Van Gogh, authors Wilkie Collins and Jane Austen, to name a few
One of the best ways to see Ramsgate is using the best that nature has to offer and get active using the 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