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The seaside town boasts a continental charm and is proud to be England’s only Royal Harbour Marina. Go on a boat trip to spot seals on the Goodwin Sands and explore the town’s historical compelling past which includes landings by Anglo-Saxons, Romans and Saints. Just five minutes and 41 seconds ahead of GMT, discover the Clock House at the Ramsgate Maritime Museum where it was calculated.
Getting here: There are frequent trains between St Pancras International, London Victoria, Charing Cross and Ramsgate. Journey times are over two hours from London and just over an hour on our high speed service from St Pancras International.
Did you know that the Ramsgate Royal Harbour is only 35 miles away from the French coast? Being just a stone’s throw away, you can soak in the sights and sounds of a working harbour. Explore the beautiful selection of sailing and powerboats from the range of waterfront cafes and bars that are on offer. Seal the deal by taking a trip to an active seal colony inside a National Nature Reserve. Don’t make a rookie mistake and forget your camera! You will have the chance to snap loads of images, which would be perfect to share with your friends and family.
Want to see something impressive? The Italianate Glasshouse, a Georgian Grade II listed curved building would be something to tick off your list. The Glasshouse was restored back to its former glory in 2005, and originally dates back to the early nineteenth century. Explore the greenhouse effect in this delicately styled glasshouse, resting in the King George VI Memorial Park. If you fancy relaxing in its peaceful surroundings, enjoy a cream tea during the summer at the Tea Garden.
Interested in visiting the town below the town? During the Second World War, a network of tunnels below Ramsgate provided shelter for 60,000 people. Being the most bombed seaside town during the First World War, it is no surprise that these tunnels became a permanent home to over 1,000 people in the Second World War. Learn about how the two mile tunnels were created in less than nine months, and how people lived and sheltered underground in the darkest period of this World War.
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