Ramsgate Tunnels, Ramsgate

Beneath Ramsgate lies an abandoned labyrinth of tunnels which extends for more than 3 miles around the town. This unique underground city was constructed as part of the town’s Air Raid Precautions in 1939 and includes a former main line railway tunnel dating back to 1863.
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  • Steve was our guide - he was brilliant - so very informative. Hard hat's were provided and sturdy shoes are a must. It was cold too, so wrap up. It's quite a long walk through the tunnels, with a shor...  more »
  • The short film at the start of the tour was very interesting. We had quite an eccentric tour guide but found that his partner, taking the final part of the tour, was much more informative, providing s...  more »
  • Really enjoyable tour that lasted 1hr 45 mins, short film to begin with then you start in the main railway tunnel then onwards to the small tunnels stopping at various points on route to hear some ver...  more »
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  • We had a fabulous experience visiting these famous tunnels! Got a real sense of what it must have been like trying to survive. The tour guides were clear and informative. If you love wartime history, you'll love the Ramsgate tunnels. PS. Get your parking ticket from the tunnel staff and not pay and display. You'll save around £4-6. 😉
  • We visited on a rainy day and managed to get a spot on the next tour without booking. The guide says it is a constant 11 degrees C in there all year round so wear something warm and good footwear, I had done neither of these things but still managed to have a really good time. As it was raining a lot outside some of the tunnels had puddles, but we were helped by staff and good lighting to navigate these. The guides (Gill and Dave) were excellent and very informative, really giving you a feel for what life was like in the tunnels in WW2. I would thoroughly recommend, such good value and a great tour for all ages.
  • We took a our Brownies for their end of year treat. Communications for booking were fantastic, very welcoming and keen to accommodate us. Very stress free. Our tour guide, Becky, was excellent. She made it fun for the Brownies, spoke to them at their level and was very patient with their endless comments and stories. We had a couple of scared girls but they quickly forgot. Even though it was time for the staff to go home we were not rushed when in the gift shop. Brownies can take a very long time deciding how to spend every last penny! Despite this they chatted happily to the girls and let them take their time. Three Brownies made their Promise which made our visit extra special.
  • Do the guided tours - guides are very detailed and passionate about the subject matter and will help you learn more about the significance of the tunnels Be prepared to spend up to 2hr here (but a good 2 hours well spent)
  • Brilliant afternoon put, the guides were informative and funny, and it gave us a chance to see what this corner of Britain was like from the very first railway, through to wartime Britain! Max and David Jr made it a really memorable tour. Cant wait to see what they develop as they are able to recover further this important part of British history!

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