Ramsgate

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Ramsgate
Location Map ( geo)
A299 Pegwell Tunnel - Coppermine - 18636.jpg
The Ramsgate Tunnel
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County
Kent
Forward Destination on
A256, A299, (A28)
Next Primary Destinations
Canterbury • Dover  • London
Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Margate
Places related to the A256
Dover • Sandwich
Places related to the A299
Canterbury • Faversham
Places related to the A28
Ashford • Canterbury • Hastings • Margate • Tenterden

Ramsgate is a port on the English Channel coast of the Isle of Thanet. At one point, it was a primary destination for cross-Channel ferries, though since the opening of the Channel Tunnel it has been predominantly used for goods traffic. Full-time operation ceased in April 2013.

History

The town was originally the meeting point of three main roads; the A253 from Canterbury (via the A28), the A254 from Margate and the A255 from Broadstairs. Since 2003 the A299 has been extended over the A253 and improved, with a new route towards the port via Pegwell Tunnel. The old road is an extended A255. The original route along the High Street towards the old Ramsgate Harbour station is now declassified and partly pedestrianised.

The A256 is a nearby main road that runs towards Dover via Sandwich, though it does not enter Ramsgate itself.

Routes

Route To Notes

A299

London (M2), Canterbury (A28)

A254

Margate

A255

Broadstairs

A256

Dover

B2054

Seafront

Ferry

Ostend



Ramsgate
JunctionsCliffsend Roundabout • Lord of the Manor • Nevercourt Circus • Sevenscore Roundabout
CrossingsRamsgate - Ostend ferry • Ramsgate Tunnel
RoadsA2006 • A253 • A254 • A255 • A256 • A299 • B2014 • B2050 • B2054
Related Pictures
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A299 A256 Lord of The Manor 2012.PNGEleco GR150 on Margate Road - Coppermine - 20527.jpgKent Thanet before the Thanet Way - Coppermine - 474.JPGLord of the Manor (Old and new) - Coppermine - 18761.jpgTraffic Signals Ahead sign - Coppermine - 2385.jpg