A relaxed, romantic and rustic English medieval town: Explore Sandwich, Kent, in the Garden of England
'A relaxed, romantic and rustic English medieval town'
Sandwich, a key part of White Cliffs Country, is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Britain. Interestingly, it’s also known as the golfing capital of Kent! It’s widely associated with its namesake snack, although the Earl of Sandwich had no real connection with the town. Nonetheless, food is an important part of this town’s fabric, with plenty of different 'culinary fayres' and festivals taking place throughout the year. Stop in one of the many pubs in Sandwich to grab a drink or a light bite, or enjoy a delicious meal in one of the town’s restaurants.
Sandwich was one of the famous Cinque Ports, which were grouped together by Edward the Confessor, for defence purposes. In fact, its street plan hasn’t changed much at all since the Domesday Book was commissioned!
Why not indulge your inner historian with a guided tour of the town? Make sure to include a visit to the Guildhall Museum, home to Sandwich’s very own Magna Carta! A river tour to Richborough Roman Fort & Amphitheatre is also highly recommended.
It might not have been popular in medieval times, but golf is very much the name of the game today. Sandwich’s golf courses include two Championship courses, with many more nearby. Prince’s Golf Club in Sandwich is a must for all links lovers; the Royal St George’s is the number one course in England and looks forward to the return of The 149th Open in 2021.
After a busy day exploring Sandwich you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of places to stay the night. From Sandwich Bay camping to hotels and spas, there’s somewhere to ensure that everyone can have a restful night.
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