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.
see The Sandwich Local History web site
Tour Bookings and more details please contact:
Jacqui Linning - 01304 614866
or Through the Tourist Information Office at The Guildhall, Sandwich
Dr Mike Vaile, Studio Cottage, Twitham Court Farm, Staple Road, Wingham;
Tel 01227 722324 email email@example.com
As well as housing a museum the Guildhall itself, with it's ancient courtroom, is well worth a visit
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.
Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
The Fulton Torpedo has been replaced by our summer exhibition Strange Cargoes.
This exhibition explores the unexpected stories surrounding Sandwich’s role as a port beginning with Becket’s arrival and finishing in the 1970s with the delivery of Esso fuel by boat, with other curious and surprising tales in between. Please do feel free to visit the exhibition
Fulton’s torpedo will be making another brief appearance at a maritime conference at Christ Church University on Saturday 23rd June.
Our autumn exhibition will tie in with the WW1 commemoration and will use the research taking place by a team of Archives volunteers to tell the story of those that lost their lives from Sandwich and will be part of a wider programme of events during the autumn months to mark the end of the war. see Sandwich Museum website
Windmill built c1760 with original wooden machinery Restored Miller's Cottage, Farming & Craft Displays, Complete Wheelwright's Workshop and Displays of everyday Victorian life.
All year round
Sunday, Tuesday & Friday mornings from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
During the Summer months from Easter until mid September
Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm (last admission 4.30)
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.
Wildlife & Seal trips all year round.
For Bookings and Information: Tel: 07958 376183
Parts of the site are still under repair after the flood damage.
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
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 Reform Church.
Also see Town Tour of Historic Sites
The Salutation Gardens are a plant lover’s paradise. Designed in 1912 by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, the 3.7 acres are divided into a series of symmetrical “rooms”, each with a different purpose, gathered around a unifying theme.
The effect is one of endlessly unfolding space, with wonderful surprises presented around each corner. The planting style is a dynamic infusion of old and new.
Within our gardens sits The Salutation, a charming hotel and restaurant, and a true Lutyens masterpiece.
The Salutation, Knightrider Street, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9EW
Tel: 01304 619919
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
Open April to October
The Guildhall, Sandwich Kent CT13 9AH
April - October Contact:
Tel: +44 (0)1304 613565
Other Times of Year:
Tel: 01304 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 Port Haven Commission - website about the river Stour at Sandwich - the port, Sandwich Quay facilities and history
Sandwich Walks' Pack - 7 circular walks (3-5 miles) from the White Cliffs Country Partnership
Click Here to download Sandwich Walks pack
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
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