Heritage and shopping

The whole family will enjoy this day of exploration and insight, and learn what life was once like in the unique setting of the Fens. The open space of the Great Fen is a great place to blow away the cobwebs, and the charming Rural Museum and Victorian walled garden bring Ramsey’s past to life and fascinate visitors of all ages.

Morning

Historic Town Trail

In just an hour and a half you can lift the lid on Ramsey’s fascinating past. From the cast iron clock tower you will weave your way through churches and past alms houses to reach the Abbey Green and impressive Gatehouse. Lovely vistas and ornate buildings will pepper your walk around the town’s landmarks, finishing up at Ramsey Docks and its arresting water tunnels.

Midday

Take a break for lunch

Choose from a range of family run pubs and cafes in the town offering a warm welcome and home cooked food.

Afternoon

Shop till you drop

An important part of Ramsey’s charm is that its traditional high street is packed with independent shops and businesses. A far cry from the homogenous storefronts of our larger towns, Ramsey is a treasure trove of small and friendly retailers. Whether you like home furnishing or craft materials, gifts, antiques or vintage clothes, you’re sure to take home some real finds.

Historic Town Trail Leaflet

For more detailed information on the Historic Town Trail download the leaflet here.

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