Thomas Paine's Cottage, Sandwich, Kent, UK

Sandwich & the Surrounding Area

Sandwich is one of the best preserved and most complete medieval towns in Britain. The layout of the town has changed little since the creation of the Domesday book of 1086. The narrow winding streets of the conservation area provide many examples of houses dating back to the reign of Elizabeth I.

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fishergate St. Peter's Street Strand Street Church Street St. Marys Corner of Strand Street

In addition to its own unique charms Sandwich provides a base from which to explore sights such as the city of Canterbury and the White Cliffs of Dover. Close proximity to the port of Dover provides for convenient ferry trips to France. In addition day trips to Paris via the channel tunnel link or London provide excellent opportunities for sightseeing or business travel.

The area has plenty of entertainment for families with wildlife parks, beaches and castles to visit as well as plenty of charming country pubs and restaurants.

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Eating Out - There are many cafes, restaurants and pubs in Sandwich within easy walking distance of Thomas Paine's Cottage

Weddings at The Guildhall Sandwich

Canterbury Cathedral and White CliffsCanterbury


Beaches / Seaside Towns

Broadstairs, Ramsgate & Margate -

Family Entertainment

Discover Wildwood -

Port Lympne & Howletts Animal Parks -

Farming world (Faversham) -

Guided walks and cycle rides plus other information - White Cliffs Countryside Project

Historic Buildings

Canterbury Cathedral -

Richborough Fort -

Walmer Castle -

Deal Castle -

Leeds Castle -

Golf Courses

Click Here for Golf Courses in and around Sandwich

Nature Reserves/Wildlife

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory -

Wingham Wild life Park -