town in Kent, England

Sandwich is a village in Kent. The Earl of Sandwich is noted for the 'creation' of the sandwich snack.

River Stour at Sandwich

Sandwich is one of the Cinque Ports, the five most important trading ports between that part of England and France.

Get inEdit

Trains from London St Pancras run hourly and take 90 min via Stratford, Ebbsfleet (for Eurostar), Ashford, Folkestone, Dover Priory and Deal to Sandwich. They continue along the coast to Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate, then loop back towards London via Whitstable and Faversham.

1 Sandwich station is just south of town centre.

Get aroundEdit

 
Map of Sandwich (England)

Walk, although it is designated a town, it is the size of a small village.

SeeEdit

  • Guild Hall. 16th century. Can you see which part is an extension from the 1960s?
  • Toll bridge.
  • 1 Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre, Off Richborough Road, +44 1304 612013. Situated to the north of Sandwich, the fort is a collection of many phases of Roman remains that are still visible today and are under the auspices of English Heritage. The fort stands in the middle of an area thought to be the sight of the Claudian Invasion of 43 AD. Described by English Heritage as 'perhaps the most symbolically important of all Roman sites in Britain'. Adults £5.00, children £3.00, concessions £4.50.
  • 2 The Secret Gardens of Sandwich, The Salutation, Knightrider St, +44 1304 619919.

DoEdit

  • Walk along the tow path beside the river.

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SleepEdit

  • 1 The Kings Arms, 65 Strand St, +44 1304 617330. Very old inn with beer garden, excellent food (best to reserve a table) with very good breakfast, adequate sized and furnished rooms, car parking, friendly and efficient staff.
  • 2 The Bell Hotel, The Quay, +44 1304 613388.
  • The wonderful "Salutation" alas went bust in 2020.

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