282
trips planned in the last hour
8.8
out of 10
Trustscore rating
©

Ramsgate trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Kent  /  Isle of Thanet  /  Ramsgate

Ramsgate

4
Ramsgate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in east Kent, England. It was one of the great English seaside towns of the 19th century. In 2001 it had a population of around 40,000. Ramsgate’s main attraction is its coastline, and its main industries are tourism and fishing. The town has one of the largest marinas on the English south coast, and the Port of Ramsgate has provided cross-channel ferries for many years.HistoryRamsgate began as a fishing and farming hamlet.The Christian missionary St Augustine, sent by Pope Gregory the Great, landed near Ramsgate in 597AD. The town is home to the Shrine of St Augustine.The earliest reference to the town is in the Kent Hundred Rolls of 1274-5, both as Remmesgate (in the local personal name of ‘Christina de Remmesgate’) and Remisgat (with reference to the town). The names Ramisgate and Raunsgate appear in the parish of St. Laurence records circa 1290. These are all derived from late Anglo-Saxon ‘Hremmes’ from earlier ‘Hræfnes’ (raven’s) and ‘geat’ (gate), with reference to the gap in the cliffs. In 1357, the area became known as Ramesgate.Ramsgate was a member of the Confederation of Cinque Ports, under the 'Limb' of Sandwich, Kent.The construction of Ramsgate Harbour began in 1749 and was completed in about 1850. The harbour has the distinction of being the only Royal Harbour in the United Kingdom. Because of its proximity to mainland Europe, Ramsgate was a chief embarkation point both during the Napoleonic Wars and for the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940.
Ramsgate is in Isle of Thanet. Our United Kingdom tour itinerary tool allows you to schedule your trip to Ramsgate, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Ramsgate

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Ramsgate

View all >
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4
Duration: 3​h

Side trips from Ramsgate

3
Duration: 8​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Ramsgate

4.8
Duration: 1​h
5
Duration: 1​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h

Historic Sites in Ramsgate

5
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h

Kids friendly things to do in Ramsgate

4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 3​h

Parks in Ramsgate

4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.1
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Where to stay in Ramsgate

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Ramsgate

31 days in Ramsgate BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Ramsgate BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Ramsgate BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Ramsgate BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA February, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Ramsgate & Margate BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Ramsgate BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Ramsgate BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Kent BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in Kent BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Ramsgate BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Ramsgate BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Ramsgate BY A USER FROM ITALY October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans