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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.

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Tourist Attractions in and near Ramsgate to Visit



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.



Richborough Castle and Ampitheatre 4.6 miles Visit these Roman ruins in the Kent Marshes.



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.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

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 Visit this Museum in a lovely Regency house with gardens and an estate.

White Mill Rural Heritage Centre 5.3 miles Restored mill, small folk museum in the Millers Cottage. Exhibits of farming.

Days Out around Ramsgate.

Visit the nearby resorts of Broadstairs and Margate, take a day trip to historic Canterbury

Towns Near Ramsgate To Visit - straight line distance:

Broadstairs (2.05 miles) Margate (4.08 miles) Sandwich (5.21 miles) Deal (7.66 miles)
How to get to Ramsgate

Ramsgate Tourist Information Centre

  • 17 Albert Court
    York Street
    Tel: 0870 264 6111
Holiday Inn Express Ramsgate – Minster
Tothill Street, Ramsgate CT12 4AU

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Premier Inn Ramsgate
Tothill Street Minste near Ramsgate CT12 4HY

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
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Lily Cottage
Ramsgate CT11 8BA
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Ramsgate CT11 8LU
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The Old Surgery
Ramsgate CT11 9JF
Sleeps 14
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Ramsgate Weather
Tuesday 28th April
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Night :Cloudy skies7°C Cloudy skies
Wednesday 29th April
Day :Light rain shower12°C Light rain shower
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