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“Brilliant visit to Wartime Tunnels”
Review of Ramsgate Tunnels

Ramsgate Tunnels
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in Ramsgate
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Your tour starts with a short film show in a 150 year old Victorian Railway Tunnel before heading off into purpose built Air Raid Precaution tunnels under the town of Ramsgate. Hear about the “Mad Mayor” who saved the town Discover how the tunnels were built See where a town below the town evolved Listen to stories of life underground
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2/4/18 we have visited the Ramsgate Wartime Tunnels. You really need to book your guided tour. When you arrive in Ramsgate follow the signs for the Harbour, from here there are signs for the tunnels. Follow these down to the promenade where there are couple of car parks, one of these has two disabled parking spaces. The tunnels are only a,very short walk from here. On entry the are tea room facilities which sadly we did not have time to make use of. You pay your entry fee and can have a look around in the open area with some exhibits, there is also a small museum and small cinema. You are asked to make your way to the assembly point approximately ten minutes before your tour starts, here you will be issued with a hard hat and a torch one between two. The tour starts and we had a brilliant guide named Dave, he told us a lot about the old tunnels and was very knowledgeable. The tunnel surface is quite uneven in places so make sure you wear decent shoes or boots, some areas are wet under foot. The tour is approximately 1.5 km and lasts for around one and a half hours, these tunnels are only part of the network that exists. They are trying to open more of the tunnels that Wind there way under Ramsgate. Some areas are quite low hence the hard hats and torches, I suffer with a very bad back but managed the tour alright. I would certainly recommend a visit to the tunnels and hope that you enjoy them as much as we all did.

4  Thank Garon P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ramsgate tunnels are a hidden gem, the history of the tunnels is amazing. The guides are so knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. Reasonably priced & a great thing to do on a soggy afternoon. Not suitable for young children.

3  Thank Michele C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Going here was one of the reasons we came to Ramsgate. Very interesting short video at the start of the tour before the Tour Guides took us around. Different to other war-time tunnel experiences but in a good way. Well worth a visit.

3  Thank Maths1968
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a great time here. The guide was very knowledgeable. The tour lasts about 1.5hours and was fully booked very quickly so best to book ahead of your visit.

3  Thank SteveKLondon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here on Easter Sunday and what a great couple of hours seeing how life was in war times. A real eye opener. Made us feel grateful for what we have now. Ramsgate was a lucky area to have this facility. Our guide was very knowledgeable and humuorous with it. Would highly recommend to visitors to the area.

2  Thank Sue F
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