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“Terrible Travel Information” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Custom House

The Custom House
Ranked #24 of 52 things to do in Ramsgate
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The building was built for Customs & Excise and was used as this until the 1980's. It is now home to the Ramsgate Visitor Centre, the Custom House Coffee Shop, a gallery and gift shop Nice Things and the RNLI shop. Ramsgate's Town Council have the first floor with the Mayor's Parlour and the Council Chamber, which is available for hire for dinners and parties. The building has been well restored and has most of its original features including the doors and ornate plaster mouldings.
London, United Kingdom
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“Terrible Travel Information”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2011

Lovely building on the seafront. Needed some advice on whats on in the area and how to go about booking a ferry. The rather wild haired lady on the counter was buried beneath a load of paraphernalia not relating to anything remotely to do with tourists although we were told it was tourist information. . Once we managed to attract her attention, she appeared clueless!!! Nice start to our trip!! After a pleasant pot of tea had in the coffee shop, we mentioned this to the gentlemen serving. He put us in the direction of the official tourist office. This is in Margate! Goodness me! Nice building though.

Visited October 2010
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