Sandwich Visitor Information Centre

Type:Tourist Information Centres


Guildhall, Cattle Market, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9AH

Tel: +44 01304 613565

Sandwich Visitor Information Centre


Step back in time and explore one of the original Cinque Ports which can lay claim to being one of the most historic towns in the country.Sandwich's traditions have remained unchanged throughout the centuries – they still ring the curfew bell from St Peter’s church at 8pm every evening!

Why not retrace some of history's more famous visitor steps - King Charles II drank outside the Bell Hotel and Queen Elizabeth I visited in 1573. Wander through the unspoilt, medieval streets, where there are more half timbered houses than any other street in England.

The historic town trail follows a quiet circular walk, much of it running alongside the River Stour. There are a number of historical pubs along the walk to enjoy a drink or a Sandwich! The 4th Earl of Sandwich is reputed to have asked for meat to be served between 2 slices of bread to avoid interrupting his gambling!

You can enjoy the town from a river boat, which goes up the River Stour and take's in some seal spotting. At the historic Guildhall you can discover the intact 400 year old court room and great antiquities such as the ‘Moot Horn’ which was used to summon the people of Sandwich to hear important announcements.


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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:From Central London – about 75miles:Either M20 or M2 – To avoid Dover use M2 at the end continue to the Kent Coast by the A299 dual carriageway through to Kent International Airport at Manston. Past the Airport - At the double roundabout take the A256 – Sandwich is then just over 3 miles.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus: There is a National Express Coach to Canterbury from Victoria Coach Station, London (You usually have to book a seat) Phone: 08705 808080. The 'buses from Canterbury to Sandwich run regularly (you do not have to book).Timetable information is available from Stagecoach East Kent Buses (08702 433711). By Rail: There is a train from Charing Cross station in Central London that goes to Sandwich every hour. The journey can take approximately 2 hours as there are quite a few stations on the way. Also please note, that after arriving at Ashford, the train travels to Folkestone, Dover and Deal and other stations before arriving at Sandwich, but you do not have to change trains.


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Opening Times

2022 (1 Apr 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)

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