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.
A walk around the town viewing the historic buildings is well worth the effort.
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 www.whitecliffscountry.org.uk
Let the local History Society 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, History Society 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
Guildhall paintings collection online:
ART UK project website
The displays include The Sandwich copy of The Magna Carta; Sandwich at war, Sandwich Haven, Roman times, Medieval times and later, Commerce, Crime, Refugees, Hospitals and Churches.
Monday and Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday; Thursday; Friday: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 to 16:00
The Tower is now fully open.
7 days a week 10am to 3pm
also a Family or Group ticket is available
Entry to the Church - FREE
Address: Market Street, Sandwich, CT13 9DA
Thursday to Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Address: The The Quay, Sandwich.
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
For more Mills & Watermills throughout East Kent - see our Wind & Water Mills pages
Sandwich now has updated flood defences including a refurbished Quay thanks to the Environment Agency.
Provides a regular service on the River Stour and can be alternative transport to Richborough Roman Fort - Discover the wild life on the river upstream to Richborough Roman Fort.
For Bookings and Information: Tel: 07958 376 183 or www.cptcolinsriverbus.co.uk/boat-trips
Coastal boat trips on the river Stour - Discover the resident seal colony at the entrance to the River Stour
For Bookings and Information: Tel: 07955 465 729 or https://river-runner.co.uk
15 acre man-made reserve with 1½ miles of winding paths escort you through the many created habitats.
A central lake accommodates an attractive collection of wildfowl.
An enjoyable visit for all the family. FREE ENTRY.
NO DOGS PLEASE https://gazensalts.co.uk
Strand Street, Sandwich - Opposite The Kings Arms Hotel, a walk from The Gazen Salts Car Park.
1½ 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
There are 4 ancient church buildings in Sandwich:
St. Clement's, St. Peter's, St. Mary's and the United Reformed Church.
Also see Town Tour of Historic Sites
Bird Observatory and Nature Reserves.
There are many varieties of birds, flora and fauna to be seen (many rare).
All enquiries to: SBBOT, Guilford Road, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9PF Tel: 01304 617341
Managed by the Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust
School Groups are welcome - children must be accompanied by adults.
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.
Address: Sandwich Road, Ash, Kent CT3 2AH
Tel: 07936 409 912 or 07872 101 015
The Guildhall, Sandwich Kent CT13 9AH
Open Monday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
Tel: +44 (0)1304 617197
You can View, Download or Print a Sandwich Town Map (pdf document) from Dover District Council Website: Sandwich Town Map »
St. Clement's Church View Churches
Royal St. Georges View Golf Courses
Worth Village Pond View Villages
Discovering Britain - Self guided walk around Sandwich, Booklet, information, history & photos:
The Royal Geographical Society Sandwich walk
Sandwich Walks' Pack - 7 circular walks (3-5 miles) from the White Cliffs Country Partnership
Click Here to download Sandwich Walks pack
5 to 6 mile Circular Walk between Sandwich Town and Sandwich Bay area - https://explorekent.org/activities/sandwich-walk-flights-over-the-gateway/
Discover Kent by Bike from 'Explore Kent'
Leaflet and maps - includes 'Sandwich to Rye' and many other routes
Click to view website
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