Special Heritage Sundays

From April to October inclusive, on the first Sunday of every month you can delve into Ramsey’s rich history. A day spent exploring its heritage through the centuries is one to be remembered. Immerse yourself in imagining life back in the 10th century when the Abbey was home to 80 monks and indulge your curiosity at the Mortuary Chapels with their unique viewing window.

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 intriguing water tunnels.

Midday

A Traditional Lunch

It’s a day to enjoy history so immerse yourself in tradition and enjoy a Sunday roast at one of the family run pubs in the town and the local villages

Afternoon

Indulge in rarely seen glimpses of bygone eras

Come and see buildings that were once part of the great Benedictine Abbey in Ramsey by visiting the Abbey Gatehouse (NT) and the Lady Chapel which is housed in the foundations of the beautiful Abbey House. Also open on Special Heritage Sundays are the Mortuary Chapel s, an unusual and interesting Victorian building, as well as the Walled Garden and Ramsey Rural Museum where you can reward yourself with tea and cake after a busy day!

Historic Town Trail

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

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