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Places to Visit in & around Sandwich

Sandwich is surrounded by small villages, such as Eastry, Ash, Worth and Woodnesborough, which have always been regarded as part of the Sandwich area. The larger towns of Canterbury, Deal, Dover and Thanet (Ramsgate, Broadstairs & Margate) and their shops and entertainments are within easy reach by road and rail. Here is a brief list of Visitor Attractions in and near the town of Sandwich.

SalutationSecret Gardens of Sandwich, The Salutation

Garden tours and cream teas.
Edwin Lutyens designed the Salutation house and gardens with help and influence from Gertrude Jekyll .
The gardens have recently undergone major restoration and re-planting with a view to reinstating them to their former glory.

The Salutation, Knightrider Street, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9EW
Tel: 01304 619919


Sandwich Town ToursTours of Sandwich by The Sandwich Local History Society

The best way to see Sandwich is on one of our fascinating walks.

Taking a tour is a great way to discover the town’s hidden gems and get the most out of your visit.

Let our local guides inform and entertain you as they personally conduct you around the narrow twisting streets of our medieval town, one of the original Cinque Ports.

Whether you are organising a trip for schools, societies or groups, or if you are a family on holiday, our tours are a great way to see the sights and appreciate some of Sandwich’s history.

Tours can take around two hours and cost £2 per person, with a minimum charge of £12.

For bookings and more details please contact Dr Mike Vaile, Studio Cottage, Twitham Court Farm, Staple Road, Wingham;
Tel 01227 722324 email

GuildhallThe Guildhall

As well as housing a museum the Guildhall itself, with it's ancient courtroom, is well worth a visit

Guildhall Museum

The displays include sea battles, Sandwich at war, Sandwich Haven, Roman times, Medieval times and later,Commerce,Crime,Refugees, Hospitals and Churches.

Opening Times:
Tues, Wed, Friday: 10.30 to 12.30 & 2 pm to 4 pm - Thurs & Sat: 10.30 am - 4 pm Sunday: 2 pm to 4 pm

Sandwich Town Council Web Site

Paintings in The Guildhall see the BBC Arts "Your Paintings" webpages

White MillWhite Mill Rural Heritage Centre

Windmill built c1760 with original wooden machinery Restored Miller's Cottage, Farming & Craft Displays, Complete Wheelwright's Workshop and Displays of everyday Victorian life.

Address: The Causeway, Ash Rd., Sandwich, CT13 9JB
Tel: 01304 239544

Website: Click Here

RiverbusRiver Bus

Provides a regular service on the River Stour and can be alternative transport to Richborough Roman Fort.

Wildlife & Seal trips all year round.

For Bookings and Information: Tel: 07958 376183


Sandwich Port Haven Commission - website about the river Stour at Sandwich - the port, Sandwich Quay facilities and history

Click for the Sandwich PHC website

Richborough Roman FortRichborough Roman Fort

1 1⁄2 miles North of Sandwich - off the A257 - opposite The Fire Station

Where the Romans invaded Britain in AD 47 (Also, their first invasion in 55BC may have been very close to Richborough)

Tel: 01304 612013 for information.

For further history : See the History Section

St. Peters ChurchHistoric Churches

There are 4 ancient church buildings in Sandwich:
St. Clement's, St. Peter's, St. Mary's and the United Reform Church.

For information on the Churches of Sandwich: Click Here


Also see Town Tour of Historic Sites

The Barbican Gate - Sandwich kentSandwich TOWN TRAIL - a free Town Tour

1) First take the town tour in the comfort of your own home see map photos & history

2) Download a leaflet & map - it was written some time ago but the history & places are still relevant also it's in English, French, German and Dutch. View, Download or Print Town Trail leaflet here

3) Finally venture out and walk around Sandwich and see the real places.

Or you could do it in any order or all at the same time!

You can also download an ordinary Sandwich Town Map: Download here from

Sandwich Bay Bird ObservatorySandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust (SBBOT)

Bird Observatory and Nature Reserves.

There are many varieties of birds, flora and fauna to be seen (many rare).

Monks Wall Nature Reserve

Managed by the Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust

School Groups are welcome - children must be accompanied by adults.

All enquiries to: SBBOT, Guilford Road, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9PF Tel: 01304 617341

SBBOT Website: Click Here

Gazen SaltsGazen Salts Nature Reserve

Sorry to say Gazen Salts is CLOSED

Strand Street, Sandwich. (nearest post code - CT13 9HN)
Example of a man-made nature reserve, within a 15-acre site. 1 1/2 miles of winding paths escort you through the many created habitats.
A central lake accommodates an attractive collection of wildfowl which may be fed. An enjoyable visit for all the family. Free without opening restrictions.


Contact: Gazen Salts c/o Town Clerks Office Tel: 01304 617197


Coarse FisherySandwich Coarse Fishery

The Fishery is situated in a quiet, peaceful countryside setting with far-reaching views, 11 miles from Canterbury and 2 miles from Sandwich on the A257 Sandwich Road. It caters for all anglers from the dedicated carp angler to novices and beginners.

Sandwich Road, Ash, Kent CT3 2AH

Tel: 07936 409912 or 07872 101015


Useful Websites & Leaflets for Activities near Sandwich

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Sandwich Walks' Pack - 7 circular walks (3-5 miles)

from the White Cliffs Country Partnership

Click Here to download Sandwich Walks pack

Sandwich itineraries from Visit Kent - useful information and Leaflet downloads

Click for the Sandwich Country Breaks Webpage

Discovering Britain - NEW self guided walk around Sandwich

The Royal Geographical Society Sandwich walk web page with booklet, leaflet and audio

Discover Kent by Bike from 'Explore Kent'

Leaflet and maps - includes 'Sandwich to Hythe' and many other routes

Click to view and / or download route Leaflet & Maps

Explore James Bond's Kent - useful information from 'Visit Kent'

Click to view and / or download leaflet

A.A. Recommended Walks around Sandwich - 3 Miles - One & Half hours walking

Click to the AA website Page

BBC Things to Do - Activities near Sandwich (and other places!)

Click for the BBC Things to do Website

More Places to Visit: Town Tour | Historic Churches | Golf | Villages | Richborough Roman Fort | Wind & Watermills