Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Some pictures of Ramsgate and Walmer Castle and a few thoughts.

For an Easter weekend it seemed a bit strange to have no events going on in Ramsgate, as you can see from the pictures the council have made a very neat job of boarding up the tourist information office.

I should point out that there will be some sort of tourist information office in the custom house, at least this is somewhere that tourists will find it.

Yes the plane really was that low, again, no special lens, just point and shoot.

With no family event in Ramsgate and having been to Quex Park recently, I looked on the English Heritage website and decided that Walmer Castle was the place to take them.

We have family membership for English Heritage, something I would recommend if you have a family as they are much more geared to entertaining children than they used to be.

I didn’t take many pictures inside as it was just too busy, so I am afraid there are rather a lot of pictures of trees, oh well no one is forcing you to look at them.

Click on the link for the pictures http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/410/id5.htm


  1. I heard on local BBC radio last week that some of the ugly street signs are being removed from Ramsgate Harbour. Do I detect from you photo that the very large one opposite the Oak Hotel has been removed?

  2. Did anyone out there have any contact with the BBC 'The One Show' team during their recent visit to Margate?

  3. Some lovely pictures, Michael, thanks. Lovely pictures of grounds and trees and an interesting thought that Wellington probably gazed on the same trees shortly before his death at Walmer Castle.


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