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The Hermitage, 12 Vale Square, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9BX 01843852858

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Our house is our office and base as well as our home. It is located at RAMSGATE in THANET which is in the South East corner of KENT in the United Kingdom. We are about 70 miles South East of London on the coast opposite France/Belgium. (14 miles north of Dover). It is an old thatched cottage set in the middle of Ramsgate 600 metres from the harbour.

Our workshop and harbour office / classroom etc is located in the old Hovercraft worksops in Ramsgate harbour. This is where our Cornish pilot Gigs will bee if you are coming to Ramsgate for one of our training sessions. It is on the Eastern side of the harbour on the cross quey next to the museum and clock tower. We have permanant berths for our Sea School/escort vessels in Ramsgate marina and occasionally move some of them to Dover in the summer season for Channel escort duties.

By Plane to Gatwick - Stansted - Luton or Heathrow. From the airport by train to London, then

By Train to Ramsgate via --
London Victoria or London Charing Cross or London Waterloo East or London Bridge.
All these stations are on one of the main line routes to Ramsgate. One line comes via Rochester and Faversham (sometimes you will have to change at Faversham) to Ramsgate. The other line comes via Ashford and Canturbury to Ramsgate.
From Ramsgate station it is a short taxi ride or walk to us at 12 Vale Square.

By Road the main routes are the M2 or the M20
The M2 motorway runs down the south side of the River Thames and can be accessed from the M25 on the south side of the Dartford bridge/tunnel or the A2 from London.
Follow the motorway to it's end. Do not turn off for Dover, continue on the A299 following the signs to Herne Bay and Ramsgate. The other route is via the M20.
The M20 is joined from the M25 via the M26 turning for Maidstone and Dover. When on the M20 look for the A249 turning on the Maidstone bypass section. (singposted to Sheerness and Ramsgate). The A249 takes you to the M2 and then to Ramsgate.

On the outskirts of Ramsgate follow the road to the Harbour and town centre.

If you are comming to the office --- When you reach the last roundabout the harbour is to the right and the town centre is straight on. Go straight on and keep running down towards the town centre. Vale Square is the third turning on the left just before the old ELF petrol site (on the zebra crossing). We are the thatched cottage in the botom right hand corner, about 200 metres into the square.

For the harbour unit/workshops --- When you reach the last roundabout the harbour is to the right and the town centre is straight on. Follow the road turning right at the roundabout and continue down the the roundabout at the bottom of the hill. Go straight on at the roundabout and take the first road to the right which follows the harbour marina wall. Tunr into the car park. In front of you is the museum and clock tower. Follow the road around to the right past the clock tower. Our harbour unit is the building in front of you with double roller shutter doors.

If you get lost phone 01843852858 for final directions - both the office and the harbour unit/workshop are shown on Google maps and Google earth.



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