What to do and see in Sandwich, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

January 19, 2018 Russell Mellin

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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1. Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre

Off Richborough Road | Richborough, Sandwich CT13 9JW, England +44 1304 612013
Excellent
49%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 189 reviews

Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre

Reviewed By Nick R - Maidstone, United Kingdom

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!

2. The Salutation Gardens

The Salutation Knightrider Street | The Salutation, Sandwich CT13 9EW, England +44 1304 619919
Excellent
45%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 244 reviews

The Salutation Gardens

Reviewed By M_H8816 - West Drayton, United Kingdom

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.

3. The Guildhall Museum

Guildhall Cattle Market | Sandwich, Kent, Sandwich CT13 9AH, England +44 1304 617197
Excellent
75%
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20%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 59 reviews

The Guildhall Museum

Reviewed By rochester604 - Maidstone, United Kingdom

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. St Peter's Church

Market Street, Sandwich CT13 9DA, England +44 1304 621554
Excellent
40%
Good
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Satisfactory
22%
Poor
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4 based on 67 reviews

St Peter's Church

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.

Reviewed By VivaVauxhall - London, United Kingdom

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.

5. Sandwich Bay Beach

Princes Drive, Sandwich CT13 9QB, England
Excellent
46%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
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Poor
3%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 98 reviews

Sandwich Bay Beach

Reviewed By cyndy1thomas - Canterbury, United Kingdom

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.

6. St Clement's Church

Church Street, Sandwich, England
Excellent
47%
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

St Clement's Church

Reviewed By deborahk3 - Maidstone, United Kingdom

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.

7. St Mary's Church

Strand Street, Sandwich CT13 9EU, England
Excellent
35%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
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4 based on 17 reviews

St Mary's Church

Reviewed By magwii - Canterbury, United Kingdom

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.

8. White Mill Rural Heritage Centre

The Causeway Ash Road, Sandwich CT13 9JB, England +44 7900 531284
Excellent
47%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

White Mill Rural Heritage Centre

Reviewed By timetachyon - Canterbury, United Kingdom

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!

9. Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory

Guilford Road | Sandwich Bay, Sandwich, Kent, Sandwich CT13 9PF, England +44 1304 617341
Excellent
57%
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory

Reviewed By Nigel P - London, United Kingdom

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

10. St Mary the Virgin, Eastry

Church Street, Eastry, Sandwich CT13 0HH, England +44 1304 611323
Excellent
67%
Good
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

St Mary the Virgin, Eastry

Reviewed By quackersbewdley - London

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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