Meet famous characters from Ramsgate’s history on a walk with a dedicated band of volunteers.
The Ramsgate Costumed Walks group is run by enthusiastic volunteers who head the walks, whatever the weather, so long as members of the public turn up.
There is no charge for the walks although donations towards the cost of costumes and printing of leaflets are gratefully received.
Guided tours take place in several areas across the town:
Town Centre Walk (Meet: Halifax Bank) – Guides will greet & take you through the centre of the town to see & enjoy the wide variety of buildings, ranging from Regency to the Twentieth Century. Your tour ends in the magnificent Parish Church of St. George. Tuesday 2nd August at 2.30pm
West Cliff Walk (Meet: West Cliff Lift) – This walk is of particular interest for its architecture, which includes The Grange & St. Augustine’s Church, designed by Augustus Pugin. His most famous work is the inside of the Palace of Westminster in London. You may be able to meet him personally. Tuesday 9th August at 2.30pm
East Cliff Walk (Meet: Albion Gardens) – On this walk you will pass many splendid Regency & Victorian buildings, including Wellington Crescent built immediately after the Napoleonic Wars during which Ramsgate had been a garrison town. Tuesday 26th July at 7pm and Tuesday 23rd August at 2.30pm
Royal Harbour Walk (Meet: Harbour Clockhouse) – Ramsgate is proud to boast the only Royal Harbour in the British Isles, the honour having been bestowed by King George IV in 1821. You will see Smeaton’s famous dry dock, learn of the vast fishing industry carried on in Ramsgate in the 19th centuries & hear of the miraculous evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk in 1940. Tuesday 16th and 30th August at 2.30pm