Ramsgate's historical roots lay in fishing, boat building and farming, and not a lot has changed, although these days the modern marina is filled with expensive yachts. Ramsgate boasts a large number of cafes, bars and restaurants and many annual festivals such as the Ramsgate Festival and Ramsgate Week, which includes an international regatta.
Vincent Van Gogh and Karl Marx both spent time here, as did the Victorian architect and designer August Putin. Putin's home 'The Grange' still stands as grade one listed building and is occasionally open to the public. Visitors and residents can also enjoy a tour of the Ramsgate Tunnels, an underground maze of tunnels used during WW2 to shelter 60,000 people during air raids.
With a population of around 42,000, Ramsgate is a buzzing metropolis with the perfect mix of seaside living and modern conveniences.