Ramsgate is a charismatic seaside town in Thanet, East Kent. Its port takes passengers cross-channel, while the romantic Royal Harbour provides postcard-like views. Rent a holiday house and you will never be too far from Ramsgate’s gems, such as the main sands. Go with your partner for a delicious meal at one of many seaside restaurants and cafes, taking your pick of local bars afterwards. Wander through Ramsgate’s street and you are bound to pass a beautiful listed building – there are more than 900 in the area! Dig for your souvenirs from one of the town’s independent stores, such as Nanny’s Attic. Come during the summer months and see the Powerboat Grand Prix, taking place on the harbour, and also the Ramsgate Carnival, a colourful celebration, ideal for seeing if you have come with the kids. Also ideal for sports lovers is Ramsgate, with its tennis and yachting clubs.
The Chapel is a large, luxurious 3 bedroom, self-catering holiday homey in Ramsgate, close to many award-winning sandy beaches and pretty Kent coastal villages. It can sleep up to 10 guests and is perfect for families, friends and entertaining. The Chapel has a Gold 4 Star from Quality in Tourism.
Annie's Cottage is a Grade 2 listed 1-bedroom Kent coastal cottage in the countryside for couples near Ramsgate and Broadstairs which can sleep 2 - 5 guests. Charming and characterful it has exposed brick and flint walls and original beams. It has 4-Star Quality in Tourism rating.
Set just minutes from the seafront is Calathea, a charming coastal townhouse in Ramsgate, Kent. The Georgian property boasts original features & modern sophistication, light-filled spaces, standout art pieces and a sun-trap patio, plus access to many cafes and seaside attractions. Holiday in style.
Ramsgate has been around for a long time, and history books tell that St. Augustine arrived in 597 A.D. Before the 17th century, Ramsgate was made up of a cluster of fishermen’s cottages, until it began to thrive as a busy port. Come the 19th century, and artist Vincent Van Gogh was living there, writing home to his brother about the “beautiful” sea. To see some local art, visit The Isle of Thanet Arts Gallery, lying on the harbour front. For a fascinating day trip, go to Pegwell Bay, where Hugin lies – a Viking longship, gifted to Ramsgate by the Danish government. To find out more about Ramsgate’s past, there is also the Ramsgate Maritime Museum, showing the harbour’s growth through time, or alternatively the Ramsgate Tunnels, where a tour guide takes you through the underground passages dug out by Ramsgate’s wartime population. If you prefer to stay above ground, then Rib Requests is perfect for you – hop on a powerboat or go at a leisurely cruising pace, taking in the Kent wildlife all around you. A superb holiday destination for romance is Ramsgate.