A charming and popular seaside town in the Thanet district of Kent, Ramsgate was one of a number of seaside destinations that became hugely popular in the 19th century. It is also a town that boasts rich history, being one of a handful of historic Cinque Ports in the UK. With an economy that is centred heavily on fishing and the tourist trade, this is a thriving town and boasts one of the largest marinas on the south coast of England. Many people flock to Ramsgate to enjoy its attractive coastline, which is a major attraction. There are also many historical, cultural and general attractions and places of interest to enjoy in the area, such as the Gallery IOTA, Ramsgate Maritime Museum, and the Viking longship, The Hugin.
As well as being home to a twice weekly market, Ramsgate also boasts a range of other retailers and businesses that take up commercial and office space in the area. Graphic designers, web design firms, office suppliers, financial services providers, landscape designers, entertainment companies, and photographers are amongst the business types you will find here. The Morris Agency is based in the town along with other businesses and agencies such as Black Eagle Media, The Morris Agency and The Tradesmen Association.
Entertainment And Dining Out
As a seaside destination, Ramsgate offers a wide variety of entertainment options for those who want an evening out. Many pubs and bars offer live entertainment as well as a lively atmosphere in which to enjoy a drink. Moviegoers will appreciate the presence of the Granville Cinema while the King’s Theatre is ideal for those looking for life stage performances. A variety of eateries can be found in the town offering everything from fine dining to casual settings and fast food. Sample Russian cuisine with a visit to CCCP Restaurant or enjoy an afternoon at Corby’s for traditional English tea and scones. La Magnolia is a great choice for tasty Italian.
There are varied transport options available in Ramsgate, including transport links by road, rail, sea and air. There are regular ferry passenger services running from the historic Port of Ramsgate while Manston Airport is within easy reach for those requiring air travel links. The A229 provides easy access to the M2 and onwards to the M25 with the A256 connecting the town to Dover and to the Channel Tunnel. There are good rail links via Ramsgate Railway Station, which offers high speed services to St Pancras International as well as mainline services to areas such as Charing Cross and London Victoria.