sandwich kent

Places to Visit in & around Sandwich in Kent UK:

Museums & Historic Sites


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:

Wednesday – Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Admission: FREE

Town Council Website: Click Here

Sandwich Town Tours with The Sandwich Local History Societywhite mill

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.

Mike Elmes tel: 07773 335 612 or Jacqui Linning tel: 01304 614866
or The Visitor Information Centre at The Guildhall, Sandwich

see: The Sandwich Local History Society website

white millWhite Mill Rural Heritage Centre - Free Entry

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

richboroughRichborough Roman Fort - Rutupiae

1½ miles North of Sandwich - off the A257

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 : Click Here


salutation GardensThe Salutation Gardens

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.

Website: Click Here

River Tours

river busRiver 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

Website: Click Here

Concerts; Wedding & Function Venues

St Marys Arts CentreSt.Mary’s Arts Centre & Function Venue

St. Mary's Arts Centre concert and event venue for hire in Sandwich Kent with general function event space is available all year round.
An ideal venue for Concerts, Recitals, Drama, Dancing, Workshops, Exhibitions, Meetings, Private Functions, Arts and Community Events.
It's a unique and versatile building with an unusually large open central space, which along with great facilities, make it the event venue of choice for all types of celebrations.

Website: Click Here

Nature Reserves

sbbotSandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust (SBBOT)

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

Website: Click Here

gazen saltsGazen Salts Nature Reserve, Strand Street Sandwich

Gazen Salts Is Partially Open after extensive repairs
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.


Historic Churches

churchSt. Clement's, St. Mary's, St. Peter's & United Reformed

There are 4 Historic Churches in Sandwich. Three of them, St. Clement's, St. Mary's, and St. Peter's also give their names to the old parishes of the town.

Website: Click Here

Nearby Villages

worth pondAsh, Eastry, Woodnesborough & Worth

When the town of Sandwich was a borough, the villages of Ash, Eastry, Woodnesborough & Worth were included in the 'Sandwich area'.

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Places to Visit close to Sandwich

Nearby Towns

Canterbury -

Canterbury Cathedral -

Canterbury Roman Museum –

Dover -

Deal -

Historic Buildings and Gardens

Walmer Castle & Gardens -

Deal Castle -

Leeds Castle -

Goodnestone Park Gardens -

Quex House and Gardens –

Beaches / Seaside Towns

Deal -

Broadstairs, Ramsgate & Margate -

Nature Reserves/Wildlife

Wingham Wild life Park -

Discover Wildwood -

Port Lympne & Howletts Animal Parks –


Journey to France with the car or as a foot passenger on the ferries or Channel tunnel or Eurostar and the Dover Cruise terminal.

Where to Stay


Those wishing to stay can find accommodation information about the hotels, inns, self catering and bed and breakfasts in and near to Sandwich, including, Deal & the towns of Thanet (Ramsgate, Broadstairs & Margate).

Food & Drink


For both short term and long term visitors there are details of places to dine out, including, restaurants, pubs and cafés. Some are located in the centre of the town whilst there are others near the Quay. Find out More:


golf caddies

Golfers have a wide choice of courses very close to the town, including championship courses such as, Royal St. Georges, Princes and the Royal Cinqueports.