Ramsgate, a commercial ferry port, with a car ferry service, and also has a marina.
Still a genteel resort, which became popular after a visit by George IV in 1827.
Georgian buildings in the town, and St Augustin's 1851 Roman Catholic church was designed by Pugin and he is buried here.
Chalk cliffs and sands, beach at Pegwell Bay to the south is worth a try.
Dreamland 4.0 miles A 1920s classic seaside amusement park - currently closed for redevelopment. Features a Grade II listed Scenic Railway roller coaster. Grant just awarded so hopeful the park will live again.
Margate Caves 4.2 miles Now closed due to Health and Safety concerns.
Ash Village 7.1 miles on the Levels behind the coast, has a 12th century church , A257 west to get there.
Richborough Castle and Ampitheatre 4.6 miles A256 north along the coast road, Roman ruins in the East Kent Marshes, with museum and shop. English Heritage site. Book a guided tourto the ampitheatre 10-15 min walk - fee charged tel:01304 612013 to book.
Minster Abbey off A253 west, an early nunnery with 7th century ruins, the Benedictine nuns still occupy the existing house. View by tour only. Shop.
Bleak House 2.0 miles Take a peek inside the summer home of Charles Dickens.
Salmestone Grange 3.4 miles A preserved Tudor house. Guided tours available only for groups. Weddings and conference venue.
Shell Grotto 4.0 miles Underground grotto covered in shells and reached by tunnels. Discovered in 1835. Shop and cafe.
Maritime Museum in a 19th century clock house, telling the nautical history of Ramsgate and the Goodwin Sands.
Ramsgate Motor Museum This museum is now closed.
Margate Museum 4.2 miles local exhibits on the history of the seaside town.
Powell Cotton Museum 5.0 miles Museum and Regency house, Quex House, with gardens. The Powell-Cotton museum displays itemns collected in Africa and Asia by this Victorian explorer.
White Mill Rural Heritage Centre 5.3 miles Restored mill, small folk museum in the Millers Cottage. Exhibits of farming.
Towns Near Ramsgate To Visit - straight line distance:Broadstairs (2.05 miles) Margate (4.08 miles) Sandwich (5.21 miles) Deal (7.66 miles)