Comfort Inn Ramsgate
Ramsgate, EN CT11 8DT
Phone: (44) 1843 592345
Fax: (44) 1843 580157
Overlooking the crystal blue sea, are these lush green gardens that compliment the nearby scenic view of the ocean. Winterstoke sun shelter and rock gardens are ornamental gardens laid out by Dame Janet Stancomb-Wills in 1920. They are a listed heritage site and are known for its natural and historic beauty. The center piece of the garden is a semi-circular colonnade. Two great pieces of sculpture were found inside this structure but are unfortunately lost today. The gardens are an enchanting break and a great hangout spot.
Montefiore Synagogue was the private synagogue of Sir Moses Montefiore built in 1833. The structure is a listed heritage site and sprung up from the European tradition of great men having chapels on their estate. Today, the synagogue is being used by the Sephardic community. It is a fine example of Regency architecture and was designed by Jewish architect David Mocatta.
Chatham House Grammar School is a coeducational school situated in the picturesque seaside townscape of Ramsgate. Established by Dr William Humble, this school strives to provide quality education to its legions of young students. The exteriors of the school flaunt Gothic revival style of architecture, and is a sight to behold. The school provides numerous facilities, which include Science labs, technology workshops, two school libraries and specialist rooms for faculties pertaining to Arts.
Tucked away in the quiet townscape of Ramsgate is St Augustine's Abbey, with its structure dating back to 1860. This humble abbey is a Grade I listed establishment, and stands facing the shrine dedicated to the Benedictine monk, St Augustine. Built by Augustus Pugin, the site was formerly used as a burial site for the Anglo-Saxon rulers of Kent.
The Port of Ramsgate in Ramsgate, England is the only harbor in the United Kingdom that has been given the title of the Royal Harbour. The large port is administered by the Thanet District Council and is predominantly used by cross-channel freight traffic. The harbor also comprises a large, beautiful marina which consists of several facilities for sailors and visitors alike. The harbor is dotted with several lovely cafés, restaurants and tea shops offering scrumptious treats while offering an unparalleled view of the splendid French coast just 56 kilometers (35 miles) away. Occasionally, tours are hosted by volunteers and enthusiasts at the harbor.
One of the most scenic getaways on the English seaside, Ramsgate is a gem on the coastline. This 19th-Century harbor town has one of the largest marinas on the English south coast and a historic appeal. The town is well known for its natural beauty with cliffs, beaches and reefs being prominent features of the landscape. It houses one of the closest surfing beaches to London. The place is known for its Royal Harbor, a Maritime Museum and an excellent cafe culture with a number of cozy joints on the street. Head here for some surf and sand.
The Grange also known as the St. Augustine's Grange is the finest piece of Victorian Gothic architecture. This seems quite a natural fact considering it was the home of the Victorian architect, August Pugin. It is a listed heritage structure and was built in 1844. The house was bought over by the Landmark Trust who restored it in 1997. Today, it is rented out as an holiday home and is open to visitors with prior appointment.
The Shrine of Our Ladye Star of the Sea is perched on the cliff in the town of Broadstairs, Kent. This old chapel dates back to around 1350 and is said to have been rebuilt on the site of a Saxon wooden church. The two towers of the church provide an important landmark and has been said to be useful for sailors for navigation. The custom of sailors to dip their top-sails as a salutation to the church speaks volumes of its influence. This ancient place of worship has gone through several phases of disintegration and renovation and still stands tall bearing great history of many eras.
The beautiful Pegwell Bay in Kent, England is most famous for being rich in flora and fauna. The nature reserve within the bay is alive with several species of wildlife, wildfowl and migrating waders in particular. The Bay has been witness to events of extreme historic-significance. Three of the most integral invasions of Britain took place at the Bay – the Roman invasion, the Viking invasion and lastly the arrival of Christianity to Britain along with St Augustine. A replica of the Viking boat Hugin is on display above the bay. The majestic Pegwell Bay Hotel makes for a lovely stay complete with all the amenities and luxuries of a three star hotel.
St Augustine's Cross is an eloquent stone memorial standing tall in the grassy terrains adjoining Cottington Road in the humble village of Cliff End. The year 1884 saw the inception of this elegant memorial, which was built to mark the advent of the Benedictine monk, St Augustine, in 597 CE. The structure was constructed at the behest of Granville Leveson-Gower and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, and was sculpted by John Roddis.
Sandwich Bay is a breathtaking little inlet in Ramsgate, on the east coast of Kent, England. The bay is home to several environmentally and biologically significant areas such as the Sandwich Bay to Hacklinge Marshes which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the Sandwich Bay Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and other similar Geological Conservation Review sites. The Sandwich Bay beach is a splendid, secluded pebbled beach perfect for those in search of a serene and peaceful time. The beautiful coast is replete with phenomenal views and visitors are welcome to take a dip in the inviting waters. The beach is raw and uncluttered and promises its visitors utmost privacy. The northern region of the beach is often frequented by naturists. Dogs are welcome at the beach and parking facilities are available at a slightly steep cost. The Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust nearby, which consists of several species of birds, butterflies, moths etc. and makes for a lovely visit for bird-enthusiasts. The observatory is open all seven days of the week and also hosts various educational walks and talks.
The Draper's Mill is situated in Margate and dates back to 1845. It is a four-story building as is listed as a Grade II building by the English Heritage. The windmill is accessible to visitors all round the year. The mill warmly welcomes schools and other groups . However, it is advisable to book your visit before going to the mill.