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Ramsgate Tunnels Trip

7 July @ 09:00 17:00

Thursday, 7 July 2022

Visit to Shell Grotto in Margate, Lunch and Ramsgate Tunnels

Hidden underground, the magnificent Shell Grotto of Margate held its secrets of the past, until it was discovered in 1835. Approximately 4.6 million shells line the walls, ceilings, an altar, and a dome that opens to the sky. The entire grotto is covered in symmetrically-balanced and geometric shell work. However, nobody knows why or when this grand work of art was built, or by whom.

Access to the Grotto includes two sets of stairs. The Grotto’s floor is uneven in places and has a slight camber. We regret it is not suitable for wheelchairs or those with reduced mobility.

Ramsgate Tunnel Tours are 1.25 kilometres (0.78 mile) and will last for approximately 1 hour 30 mins. You will be accompanied by a guide throughout your tour. Sensible footwear is strongly recommended as the ground can be uneven (flat shoes, boots). Flip-flops and thin sandals are not recommended. High heels are not permitted. The tunnels are a constant temperature of around 11 degrees Celsius; they may appear cold in summer but warm in winter. We are currently unable to accommodate mobility scooters, wheelchairs, prams and buggies.


7 July
09:00 – 17:00
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John Edgcumbe
01372 436539

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