Sandwich, one of the original cinque ports, can lay claim to being one of the most historic towns in the country. 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: the 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 and in strand street there are more half-timbered houses than in any other street in england. Walk the historic town trail around the old walls and discover the history behind the town.
Some Places to Visit
Main annual events in Sandwich
- Sandwich Festival - August
- Sandwich Carnival - September