Pictures of Sandwich
in the county of Kent
Queen Elizabeth Ist was entertained here in a bid to gain her help to restore the harbour when it started to silt up and cause the towns fortunes to decline. The town had prospered from its natural harbour for centuries, and by the 13th-century Sandwich had become a major port. It is the oldest of the Cinque Ports, at one time these five ports were so powerful that only the church and the monarch were above them. Many Cinque Port treasures are retained in the town museum. Sandwich is now almost two miles inland but the Stour is navigable along a channel which winds out towards the open sea.
The town itself is pure enchantment and is said to be the most complete medieval historic town in the country. Its old medieval streets and alleyways, wind and twist at will and are crammed full of beguiling little cottages and houses, crowned with original 'kent peg' roofs, and there are no less than three ancient churches. The area surrounding St.Peters church was always lively and High Street to the east is considered to be the most handsome street, but the best houses are in the north-west corner of the town. Manwood Court, built of typical pale yellow sandwich brick, dates 1574. Sandwich has a number of imposing historic properties of note, all of which are beautifully preserved, especially the old medieval town which seems to have changed little since the time of the Domesday Book of 1086.
Of the three churches the church of St.Clement is a splendid church mainly of the 14th and 15th-centuries. It has a glorious, central Norman tower and a Norman doorway with carved decoration. The beautiful interior shows many church treasures and lovely windows.
Today, Sandwich is a thriving town which welcomes visitors from every corner of the world, they come for a variety of reasons, not least, the fine Royal St.George and Princes Golf Club which occupies much of the old beach. Sandwich bay offers excellent yachting facilities and other sea sports. Sandwich also has a Nature Reserve. There are fine cliff top walks with magnificent coastal and sea views. There are several historic inns in the town and surrounding countryside. There is so much to see and explore that a quick visit will not suffice. Sandwich makes an ideal base from which to tour this grand old Kentish region.
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The New Inn
Sandwich, Kent, England (0.2 miles, 0.2 km)
The New Inn is in the centre of the historic market town of Sandwich. It offers en suite rooms, free parking, free internet and a traditional bar serving home-cooked food....
More info and book online.. Price from £55.00
St Peters Bed and Breakfast
Sandwich, Kent, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Set in a 17th-century building, St Peters Bed and Breakfast is located in Sandwich’s historic town centre. The Church of St Peters dates back to the 13th century and is just a 2-minute walk away....
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The Bell Hotel
Sandwich, Kent, England (0.3 miles, 0.4 km)
On the quayside, overlooking the river, in the historic port of Sandwich, this recently refurbished traditional hotel offers free Wi-Fi, an impressive restaurant and elegant, modern rooms....
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White Rose Lodge
Sandwich, Kent, England (0.5 miles, 0.7 km)
Set in the medieval town of Sandwich, White Rose Lodge features a hot tub, on-site beauty salon and large gardens with an orchard. Cream tea is served on arrival and free on-site parking is available....
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Blazing Donkey Country Hotel
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Set in beautiful grounds, Blazing Donkey Hotel has countryside views and rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel has free secure parking and is a 20-minute drive from Dover....
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|Sandwich Station||(0.5 miles, 0.8 km)|
|Minster Station||(3.8 miles, 6.2 km, direction N)|
|M20 Junction 13||(14.7 miles, 23.6 km, direction SW)|
|M20 Junction 12||(15.8 miles, 25.4 km, direction SW)|
|Lydd Airport||(28.1 miles, 45.2 km, direction SW)|
|London City Airport||(57.5 miles, 92.6 km, direction W)|
|Sandwich to London||(65.4 miles, 105.2 km, direction W)||