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

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Our house is our main 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. It is on the Eastern side of the harbour on the cross quey next to the museum and clock tower. We keep our Sea School/escort vessels in Ramsgate marina and move a couple of them to our berths in Dover marina for the summer swim season and for Channel escort duties and occasional sea school work..

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 either on or connected to the main line which comes via Rochester and Faversham (sometimes you will have to change at Faversham) to Ramsgate.
From Ramsgate station it is a short taxi ride 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 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 town centre. Vale Square is the turning on the left just before the ELF petrol site (on the zebra crossing). We are the thatched cottage on the right hand side about 200 mtrs into the square.

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