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Sailors Church

Military Road, Ramsgate, England
+44 (0)1843 589848
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Ranked #3 of 29 attractions in Ramsgate
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Most recent review
- May 21, 2014
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English first
Madison, Alabama
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

A lovely little church to discover, with several ship models inside, of all sizes.. Don't miss the Smack Boys home right next door.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Loved the way the Church has been maintained. Worth spending a while having a look around. Some great history here.

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Franklin, Tennessee
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This little church by the Ramsgate Royal Harbour is such a beautiful and peaceful place where it isn't unusual to be asked to join in for a cup of tea when visiting. It's full of history, wonderful to photograph, and the services are not to be missed.

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
43 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This tiny church is a landmark in the harbour, looks well used and cared for. There was no one there when we went in, we just walked around and read the signs and looked at the displays on the wall.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Lovely little church with a very warm welcome, thoroughly enjoyed the service. It really is a must if you visit the harbor.

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Doha, Qatar
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The church contains lots of maritime memorabilia such as model boats and pictures, which are interesting if you are into history or that kind of thing.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Having lived in Ramsgate practically all my life I'm ashamed to say it was only recently I visited this lovely little church. For visitors and locals alike it is well worth a visit. I would be interested to know if couples can marry there, the photos would certainly be beautiful with the harbour as a backdrop. As it is so... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We have been to Ramsgate on many occasions but it was just this week when we stumbled over this lovely little church. It has a wonderful welcoming quiet to it and obviously has a history with it. Well worth a visit.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Smack boys were those employed on the fishing smack going out of Ramsgate many years ago. The Church is a small oasis amongst the yachts at the edge of the quay. The inside is very quiet and welcoming and as a local resident I often just call in to experience the atmosphere.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is a lovely little church on the harbour front. Upstairs apprentice fisherlads (smack boys) were given a home and occasional shipwrecked sailors lodged there too. The inside of the church itself is charming, with lovely models of ships and boats and a truly peaceful atmosphere. Heartily recommended as a lovely place to get a sense of old Ramsgate.

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