Top things to do

Museum in Sandwich

Guildhall Museum

Sandwich’s small but thorough museum is a good place to start exploring the town. The exhibition space was fully renovated in 2017 to house a copy of the Magna Carta, accidentally discovered in Sandwich's archives i…
Gardens in Sandwich

Salutation Gardens

Just along from Fishergate, this set of exquisite gardens was laid out behind a 1912 mansion by leading early 20th-century garden designers Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens. In the mid-noughties the exquisite site …
Deli in Sandwich

No Name Shop

The far-from-anonymous No Name Shop is a French-owned deli (downstairs) and bistro (upstairs) near the bus stop, a pleasantly aromatic spot for a quick sandwich in Sandwich or an ‘oozylicious’ croque-monsieur, as we…
Church in Sandwich

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 ‘Stra…
British in Sandwich

King’s Arms

This cosy 15th-century inn opposite St Mary’s church serves quality English food and very popular Sunday lunches in a beamed dining room heated by large fireplaces. There are six B&B rooms upstairs and a walled …
Ruins in Sandwich

Richborough Roman Fort

Roman Britain began here amid the windswept ruins of Richborough’s Roman Fort, just 2 miles north of Sandwich. This is where the successful AD 43 invasion of Britain was launched. To celebrate their victory, the Rom…
Waterfront in Sandwich

Sandwich Quay

Several attractions line the River Stour. The cute little flint-chequered Barbican tollgate was built by Henry VIII and controls traffic flow over the river’s only road bridge. Nearby rises Fishergate, built in 1384…
Church in Sandwich

St Mary’s

This former church is now a multipurpose venue hosting some surprisingly big acts. It’s open during the day for perusal and is worth a look for its stained glass. It possibly stands on the site of a 7th-century conv…