Explore the Area
There is so much to see and do in and around Ramsgate, whether you are here on a business trip and have a few hours spare or you have escaped the hustle and bustle of the city for some precious relaxation in a traditional seaside town. Whether your interest is history, boats, museums, walking, golf, art or simply enjoying the beach, we have it all. Have a look at some of the suggestions below or feel free to ask any of our staff for more information. If time is short, there is nothing better than sitting outside Little Ships in the sunshine enjoying a cup of coffee and the bustle of the harbourside.
Ramsgate offers a popular long stretch of sandy beach situated right next to the only Royal Harbour in the country. With children’s rides, arcades and restaurants offering al fresco dining, the beach area offers something for everyone and has a real continental feel.
Ramsgate Maritime Museum is a maritime museum in Ramsgate, Kent, England, that describes the maritime history of East Kent. The museum is situated in the Clock House on the quayside of the Royal Harbour at Ramsgate. Ramsgate Maritime Museum is run by the Steam Museum Trust, a registered charity.
Turner Contemporary is a visual arts organisation, based in Margate that celebrates JMW Turner’s association with the town and promotes the understanding and enjoyment of historical and contemporary art.
In this charming museum situated on one of the very few surviving airfields which participated in the Battle of Britain you will find, amongst other wonderful exhibits, the iconic Spitfire Mk XVI and Hurricane Mk IIc which can be visited for free by the public. A must for any history enthusiast.
Quex Museum was established in 1896 by Major Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) to house natural history specimens and cultural objects collected on expeditions to Asia and Africa. Major Powell-Cotton was a pioneer in the use of the diorama to display mounted mammals in representations of their natural habitats. The Quex natural history dioramas are outstanding examples, unique to the UK, stunning for their size, quality and imagery.
The second oldest theatre in the country, the Theatre Royal Margate is a professional theatre that receives and produces 3 seasons of professional work each year, featuring drama, comedy, music, dance, exhibitions and talks.
Take a guided tour through the UK's largest network of civiiian wartime tunnels. Originally constructed as a railway to connect the harbour of the town with the main train line, these tunnels served as underground shelters to protect the inhabitants of Ramsgate during the Second World War. Due to Ramsgate’s close proximity to Europe, the town suffered from heavy bombing. The tunnels became a subterranean town with shops, barbers, canteens, concerts and even an underground hospital.
Take the dog and enjoy a beautiful walk in Pegwell Bay Country Park - a great place to explore, with wildlife and coastal habitats that are unique to the South East of England. Includes a play area for children and a picnic area.
One of the oldest cities in the UK only 30 minutes from Ramsgate. No visit to Kent is complete without a visit to the awe inspiring Canterbury Cathedral.