St Peter’s


The oldest church in Sandwich is now no longer used for worship. It’s a real mixture of styles and years: its tower collapsed in dramatic fashion in 1661 and it was rebuilt with a bulbous cupola by the Flemish ‘Strangers’. In 2017 this was made accessible to the public who can now climb the narrow steps for unsurpassed views across the Kent-peg tiled roofs of Sandwich.

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