Type:Towns & Villages

Sandwich Visitor Information Centre, Guildhall, Cattle Market, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9AH

Tel: +44 01304 613565



Step back in time and discover the unique town of Sandwich.  Once a bustling and prosperous port, Sandwich is now said to be “one of the most well preserved medieval towns in Britain”. 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 street plan has changed little since the time of Domesday in 1086. The first recorded mention of Sandwich was in 664 when it was a ‘thriving town’ and Saxon stronghold.

A wealth of historic sites and attractions awaits those who visit Sandwich Guildhall, the ancient Churches of St. Mary’s, St. Clements, St. Bartholomew’s, St. Peters and the United Reformed Church. Richborough Roman Fort (just 1 and a half miles north of the town) and the White Mill Heritage Centre.

Of particular interest are The Barbican and Fishergate on the Quay. There are many fine shops and quality restaurants to enjoy. Walk the Historic Town Trail around the old walls and discover the history behind the town.

For more information on places to stay, visit and eventsvisit the official tourism website for Sandwich.


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