Discover the best top things to do in Sandwich, United Kingdom (UK) including Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre, The Salutation Gardens, The Guildhall Museum, St Peter's Church, Sandwich Bay Beach, St Clement's Church, St Mary's Church, White Mill Rural Heritage Centre, Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory, St Mary the Virgin, Eastry.
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4.5 based on 189 reviews
I had always wanted to go here and finally got aorund to it. this is not a huge site but because of it's longevity in the Roman Empire has lots of stories to tell. You can work around the site and understand all the different timescales up to and including the massive wall around it.
You do need some imagination but not a huge amount.
I would not go in the Winter as I imagine it gets a bit chilly!
4 based on 244 reviews
Visited the tea rooms on a visit to the Lutyens Gardens. NEVER again.
We had a cream tea. Not a lot to say about a cup of pg tea, but the scones were stale. When we complained we were basically told to take it or leave it. We left it and walked out £20 poorer.
The Gardens are worth a visit but stay away from the tea rooms.
4.5 based on 59 reviews
Ideal place to visit on a cold or wet day. Not large but well laid out. They have the remains of their copy of the Magna Carta and other documents. Many interesting artefacts. We were totally unaware that 4000 jews were houses there during the war and there are many interesting facts and articles on display. It is free and well worth a visit. Very knowledgable guides.
4 based on 67 reviews
This old Cinque Port church (Cinque Ports were the five harbour towns on the south coast which in Medieval times provided the king with ships and men in exchange for trading and other privileges) is a local landmark. Much of today's building dates from 800 years ago, though it has been altered many times. The handsome tower with its distinctive onion dome top is a 17th-century addition - built by Flemish protestant refugees, in the style of their homeland churches. The dome would have been in place when American Founding Father Thomas Paine was married at St Peter's in 1759. There was once a Norman church on the site and traces of masonry from this building can still be seen at the west end.
There's something always rather sad about a church which is no longer 'in service', so to speak. But you can't blame us godless modern day non-believers this time. This handsome church was decommissioned in the 1940s as a result of the merger of two adjoining parishes, leaving it, incredibly, 'redundant'. It's occasionally used for harvest festivals and Christmas carols but its everyday use now is as a modest community library and a place for local crafts people to ply their wares. You can just about overlook the bric-a-brac stalls and library shelves if you keep your gaze towards the heavens and the vaulted roof and heraldic banners which hang there. For a small fee you can climb the tower and enjoy a panoramic view of this charming mediaeval town. If you're 'lucky' the bells will ring while you're up there.
4 based on 98 reviews
Hired a car with Enterprise Canterbury for two weeks.excellent service and friendly people.this is a good company and have used before. Visited broad stairs Sandwich,deal Folkestone,dover, Ramsgate,hernebay, Canterbury,by the and sandgate. Great places to go to and various places to eat.
4.5 based on 24 reviews
Sometime ago I had my fathers family tree professionally done. We had always thought that our roots were firmly grown in the East End of London. How delighted we were to discover that many of our ancestors originated from Sandwich and Deal where a number of them were Shipwrights. My father has since passed away and I have been meaning to visit Sandwich and Deal for a look around. I was lucky enough to go last week and what a delightful place Sandwich is. My interest in St Clemence church started as a good few of my ancestors on my Grandmothers side, are buried in the extensive graveyard there. Low and behold, on visiting, I stumbled across a relatives gravestone situated to the side of the path. All that aside, St Clement's is a beautiful church, very historical with a fine Norman Tower. I will be returning and it comes highly recommended.
4 based on 17 reviews
A lovely church which is now utilised by holding Concerts and auctions!! We attended a concert here, facilities were a bar and loos but with all those people the queues were rather long! Good acoustics but the seats were hard after a couple of hours!
A great place for a gig and nice to see it actually being used!
There is a large car park on the opposite side of the road.
4.5 based on 24 reviews
An amazing place to visit. This gives you the most exciting experience or real artifacts, the history and what is must have been like to live in the 18th, 19th and early 20th century in Kent. What I cannot understand it is FREE! You are...MoreYou are very kind, and we are thrilled you enjoyed your visit so much. It is most rewarding for all the volunteers who give up their time at the mill to know that their efforts are so enjoyed. Spread the word!
4.5 based on 16 reviews
a lovely place to go for a walk whether with children or a dog, many different paths giving a good variance in length of walk from just a few minutes to an hour or more - - magnificent sea views of the Bay and if you wish take your binoculars as its a great place for twitchers
4.5 based on 6 reviews
You must go to this little church. Built is 13c. It has bags of history and is an hour or two well spent. Look on the 8 sided pillar to see the formula to predict Easter. Sadly, the answer has been forgotten iver time !
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