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
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
Sandwich Town Tours with The Sandwich Local History Society
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.
Jacqui Linning - 01304 614866 or The Tourist Information Office at The Guildhall, Sandwich
also: Dr Mike Vaile, Studio Cottage, Twitham Court Farm, Staple Road, Wingham; Tel 01227 722324
White 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
Richborough 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.
Concerts; Wedding & Function Venues
St Marys 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.
Restored Edwin Lutchyens & Gertrude Jekyll Gardens at the Salutation. the gardens have recently undergone major restoration and re-planting with a view to reinstating them to their former glory.
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).
All enquiries to: SBBOT, Guilford Road, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9PF Tel: 01304 617341
Gazen Salts Nature Reserve
Sorry but Gazen Salts Is CLOSED FOR REPAIRS - please look again for re-opening date
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.
NO DOGS PLEASE. - CLOSED FOR REPAIRS
Strand Street Sandwich c/o Town Clerks Office Tel: 01304 617197 Website: Click Here
St. 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.
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
Ash, Eastry, Woodnesborough & Worth
When the town of Sandwich was a borough, the villages of Ash, Eastry, Woodnesborough & Worth were included in the 'Sandwich area'.
Places to Visit close to Sandwich
Canterbury - www.canterbury.co.uk
Canterbury Cathedral - www.canterbury-cathedral.org
Canterbury Roman Museum – www.canterbury..co.uk/museums/
Dover - www.whitecliffscountry.org.uk
Deal - www.aboutdeal.co.uk
Historic Buildings and Gardens
Walmer Castle & Gardens - www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/walmer-castle-and-gardens/
Leeds Castle - www.leeds-castle.com
Goodnestone Park Gardens - www.goodnestoneparkgardens.co.uk
Quex House and Gardens – www.quexpark.co.uk
Beaches / Seaside Towns
Deal - www.aboutdeal.co.uk
Broadstairs, Ramsgate & Margate - www.visitthanet.co.uk
Wingham Wild life Park - www.winghamwildlifepark.co.uk
Discover Wildwood - www.wildwoodtrust.org
Port Lympne & Howletts Animal Parks – www.aspinallfoundation.org
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 cafes. Some are located in the centre of the town whilst there are others near the Quay. Find out More: