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.
Secret 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
As well as housing a museum the Guildhall itself, with it's ancient courtroom, is well worth a visit
The displays include sea battles, Sandwich at war, Sandwich Haven, Roman times, Medieval times and later,Commerce,Crime,Refugees, Hospitals and Churches.
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
White 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
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
Richborough 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.
There are 4 ancient church buildings in Sandwich:
St. Clement's, St. Peter's, St. Mary's and the United Reform Church.
Also see Town Tour of Historic Sites
Sandwich Town Trail - a free Town Tour
1) First take the town tour in the comfort of your own home see map photos & history www.open-sandwich.co.uk/towntour/
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
Sandwich 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
Gazen Salts Nature Reserve
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.
NO DOGS PLEASE.
Due to the Floods of winter 2013, we are sorry to say the reserve is closed to the public during 2014 for major repair work.
Contact: Gazen Salts c/o Town Clerks Office Tel: 01304 617197
Sandwich 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 itineraries from Visit Kent - useful information and Leaflet downloads
Sandwich Walks' Pack - 7 circular walks (3-5 miles)
from the White Cliffs Country Partnership
Discovering Britain - NEW self guided walk around Sandwich
Discover Kent by Bike from 'Explore Kent'
Leaflet and maps - includes 'Sandwich to Hythe' and many other routes