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Ramsgate is an English seaside town on the Isle of Thanet in East Kent. It was one of the great English seaside towns of the 19th century and is a member of the ancient confederation of Cinque ports. Population: 2001 census 37,967. 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 Port Ramsgate has provided cross channel ferries for many years.

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      21.05.2009 13:17
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      will be going back soon

      RAMSGATE

      Ramsgate in the isle of thanet.

      I spent a camping trip recently in the costal resort of Ramsgate, i havnt been there since i was a child, i used to go and stay at my nannas house, she had a victorian house in elm street, which much to my suprise was still standing.


      Ramsgate one of the most laid back resorts in England i have been to for a long time.

      The beach, is quite small but is lovely, i did look for the old punch and judy stand that they had years ago but it was not there. They do still have the donkey rides and boat swings on the beach, the pier has long gone.


      The amusement arcades are there but quite a few of them have disapeared and are apparently being redeveloped.

      I spoted a fish and chip shop which is selling fish and chips for a mere £1.90 not cod a local fish but it was lovely, you can sit outside and eat or sit inside
      and inside there is a large shark hanging up.

      They have a train station and its not too far a walk about ten minutes to the beach, they do run a local bus service which was regular and does do trips to broadstairs and Margate to they do a ticket you can use all day too.

      The costal town of Ramsgate is filled with loads of historical buildings, and they still have the original bandstand which has recently been taken over by a charity organisation who are trying to preserve this piece of local history, having spoken to one of the organisors they did tell me that under the concrete floor, there lies an original dance floor, the sort of floor that was used in tea dancing but it would cost billions to renovate.

      There is still the original theatre and thats been around since before the 1960s and is still going strong, they do put plays and performances on for approximately seven pounds and this also doubles as a cinema too, the people are very friendly and they make a lovely cuppa too.

      The man who is helping run the theatre is called Ralph Hoult and he has produced two books called a trip down memory lane currently on sale for £6.00 each or the two for a tenna, which contains a pictorial history of old ramsgate with loads of photos in.

      Ramsgate has a swimming pool, and the Marina and the Parade are still there.

      Ramsgate also has a fishing port and you can stroll down and have a look at all the new and old style boats moored there.

      There is a museum which contains handbuilt boats in cases which are a delight to look at.

      There are loads of cafes offering traditional english breakfasts for no more than £4.00 and lots of takeaways. Also i did notice a lot of second hand and bric and brac shops and they also have a second hand shop where everything is a £1.00.

      One thing i did notice is how patriotic towards england and have seen nearly all the pubs displaying the union jack, which is a real treat to see. Most of the pubs do special rates is you buy a jug of their beer, and the choice of beer and pubs is second to none.

      The harbour has been there for centries before the first war our fishing fleet totalled well over a hundred fishing boats, it was said that on Christmas Day you could walk across the harbour on the boats there were so many.

      But after the war many were lost in the war effort and some went up north for the better fishing waters.

      The Royal parade was built in the old Military Road which was built by prisioners during the Napoleonic Wars. Ramsgate is steeped with local history.

      They have a flag pole which indicates when you can enter the harbour.

      They also have lovely gardens apparently one of the houses just above the bridge used to belong to Queen Victoria and was regularly used as her holiday home.

      Ramsgate also has a very cheap little market, which has been going for years.

      East Cliff lodge is a very beutifull mansion and one of the grandest homes ive seen in the town, set in its own grounds and has in its time had many celebrities including Admirial Lord Keith who had a tunnel built through a cliff so that he could review his fleet from the edge of his estate, how strange.

      Ramsgate also has a lovely library which was rebuilt due to a fire in 2004 and on the top of the building it has a small tower and will house a clock, its so beutiful.

      All in all Ramsgate one of the most unspoilt costal towns steeped with history and a real tribute to England, im proud to be british.

      Thanks for reading and rating my reviews x

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        21.10.2008 14:52

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        COME HERE!

        I have lived in Ramsgate all my life and challenge anyone to say its a horrible place. The picture above does not do this beautiful little seaside town justice. We have a massive harbour, a beautiful town, fabulous nightlife and a lovely marina. Everything you could ask for and need is in this town. I used to live on the East Cliff of Ramsgate for 18 years until I moved into the town with my partner 3 years ago. My father lives on the Westcliff and My nan lives in the Newington Area (the nicer part). So I have been everywhere there is to go and I cant find a thing wrong with it.A few places to try out are, the hotels along the front, the Royal, the sovreign, the oak, the queens head and the jazz room for a quality night out.I have every opportunity to move away but will never leave-this town is perfect!

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        10.10.2008 22:42
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        Lovely and peacful - Great Chippy

        I have been visting Ramsgate since i was 17 and i have always loved it, it is quiet and peaceful apart from a few teenage boys on there skateboards ruining it.

        When i was pregnant and alone (being then a teenage single mum) i stayed with my grandparents and it was so relaxing and kept me away from the stresses and strains of being around people with ther steriotypical veiws.

        There is lots to do from shopping and the beach with local buses running o the other local towns regulary (Marget, Broadstairs etc)

        They are in the process of revitalising the harbour and building a shopping complex which i think will be great.

        On the beah in the school holidays they have a small fun fair for the children and a lovely little vhip shop that do the best battered sausage and chips! Mmmm.

        Very nice for children and a nice seaside holiday.

        I also have to agree with a previous review on a shop called MadMax they are Great i have brought alot of good things here and at cheap prices too.

        Wish we had one over here.

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        29.09.2008 22:30
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        Nice beach and much quieter than others in the area, lots of ammeinties

        I have been visting Ramsgate for about ten years now ever since my grandparents retired there.

        Its a nice little seaside town, the beach is really nice and quite clean, it has some good stuff for the children also.

        Whenever we go there we always go to the chip shop just down from the lift that brings you down to the sea front, there is always huge queues but the fish is fantastic and they do these mushy pea fritters that i know sound disgusting but are yummy!!

        Ramsgate has a loverly little selection of shops especially this bargain shop called Mad Max's.... they do loads of nick nacks and i always find loads of bargains in there.

        They have a great ice cream shop on the front as well, you have to try their caramel and fudge icecream....to die for!!!!

        Overall i really like the town, although my mum and dad do worry about my nan, as they retired to a village just outside canterbury and although they see her a lot, they worry as the crime rate in Ramsgate is notgreat and there is lots of young lads that make a nuisance of themselves....but i think you get that anywhere you live, there will always be parts of the town less desrible than another.

        myself, my husband and my kids really enjoy visting there and would recommend it to others especially with smaller children as dows not get as busy as some of the other beaches in the area such as margate.

        Also they are regenerating the area and investing lots of money into this so im really excited to see the results and hopefull bring it all back to its previous glorious condition.

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          05.08.2000 10:11
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