Sandwich

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

Tel: 01304 201066

Sandwich

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Sandwich in White Cliffs Country is a true hidden gem and is one of the most complete and well-preserved medieval towns in Britain; it’s unspoilt streets are said to contain more half-timbered houses than any other street in England.

Retrace the steps of history‘s famous visitors to Sandwich – King Charles II drank outside The Bell Hotel and Queen Elizabeth I visited in 1573. Make sure you include a visit to the Guildhall Museum, which tells the story of the Town and surrounding areas from Mesolithic times to the modern day and home to Sandwich’s 1300 AD Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest.   

A wealth of historic sites and attractions awaits those who visit Sandwich. Follow the historic Town Trail through narrow winding passageways, past Norman churches and along the town walls. Climb the tower of St. Peter’s Church for incredible views across the town and surrounding rural area. 

Take a relaxing trip aboard the River Runner from Sandwich and learn about the wildlife and the historic river Stour.  See regular demonstrations of medieval crafts and skills including Blacksmithing, Boatbuilding and Calligraphy at Sandwich Medieval Centre.

Visit the newly opened, fun filled White Mill Wake and Aqua Park, near Sandwich.  The only wake park in Kent (with a state of the art 5 Tower Ski Rixen Cable System), an incredible floating obstacle course, open-water swimming and other water-based activities for all ages.  

You can really embrace the festival spirit in Sandwich. The town has a busy calendar of events, from Le Weekend – a celebration of all things French – to Sandwich Salutes the 1940s; together with Sandwich Food Fayre; Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival and Sandwich Arts Week.  St Mary’s Arts Centre also hosts a range of concerts and events throughout the year.

Sandwich is well-known for its fantastic golf. Part of Kent’s Golf Coast, Sandwich has amongst its golf courses two Championship courses - Prince’s Golf Club, a links course overlooking Sandwich Bay and  Royal St George’s - ranked the number one links course in England (Golf World Top 100 Rankings 2021) and played host to The 149th Open in 2021.

There are many fine shops and quality restaurants to enjoy, from traditional Kent pubs to more modern British and international eateries. 
Enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in Sandwich, whether you opt for riverside accommodation such as the Bell Hotel or a traditional countryside inn such as The Five Bells.

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

 

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