Welcome to Ramsgate
the UK’s only
Royal Harbour

“A great place for a Staycation”


Welcome to Visit Ramsgate

Ramsgate is home to the only Royal Harbour in the UK – given this status by King George IV because he was so impressed with the hospitality he received in our coastal town, and the same is still true today.

With one of the warmest climates in the UK, there’s a distinct continental feel in the town. Visitors can soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere in one of the many waterfront bars, cafes and restaurants and enjoy the beautiful architecture and our famous Harbour Arches with stunning views across the marina.

There’s so much to enjoy – relax and explore the eclectic mix of artisan and boutique shops or stroll along our award-winning sandy beaches and shoreline. If you are looking for something more adventurous, why not cycle, canoe or even kitesurf around our stunning chalk cliff coastline, famous the world over.

There’s one thing you can always count on when visiting Ramsgate – and that’s a right Royal welcome!

Don’t forget to check out our Guest Blogs to see what people are saying about Ramsgate.

Ramsgate is a great place to visit in any weather!

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Public Art Trail

Introducing (one of) our new art trails! Here in Ramsgate, we love a walk or three and responsible tourism is what we are all about!  Combine that with our ever…
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British Kitesurfing Championship

British Kitesurfing Championships

Ramsgate will play host to the British Kitesurf Freestyle Championships this year. Following the postponement of the Championships last year due to COVID-19, the British Kitesports Association (BKSA) will once…
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Circo Rum ba ba

Circo Rum Ba Ba comes to town

Circo Rum Ba Ba, an all-female acrobatic troupe, is coming to Ramsgate on 1st August to perform their highly entertaining (and very clever) show, L’Hotel, just for you!  They combine…
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Ramsgate Pier switchback railway

Ramsgate Pier – a history

Did you know that Ramsgate once had a traditional pier? Although there is currently a concrete part of the Harbour called the East Pier, there was a time where Ramsgate…
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What people say…

Just a small selection of what people have said about Ramsgate.

“I Love London and I Love Paris but I am a Child of the Pine Woods and the Sands in Ramsgate”

Vincent Van Gogh

Moved to Ramsgate April 1876

“Ramsgate has been quietly reinventing itself, without fuss or fanfare”
Joanne O`Connor
This revived resort on the Kent coast now offers plenty of exciting ways to explore its historic and natural wonders
Danny Burrows
“No wonder the magazine GQ described Ramsgate as Hackney-sur-Mer”
Clive Aslet

Where to Stay

Travel Lodge

Travel Lodge

Situated just 1 mile from Ramsgate train station, the Ramsgate Seafront hotel is an excellent choice for convenient accommodation in this bustling seaside Kent town. The hotel is perfectly…

For a listing of more places to stay click here.

Where to Eat

The Empire Room

The Empire Room

The restaurant gives diners an opportunity to sample some of Ramsgate’s best food, while admiring the fireplace, books and artwork lining the walls. Our menu is updated daily to…

For a listing of more places to eat click here.

Things to Do

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We are currently developing small group triathlon taster experiences for triathlon newbies as part of a successful bid by Active Ramsgate to Visit Kent for the EXPERIENCE Development Programme, funded by Interreg.

For a listing of more things to do click here.

The Active 12

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