Buttermilk Cottage

Charming Holiday Cottage in Sandwich Kent

Visitor Attractions Sandwich Kent

Explore the Area

The town of approximately 7000 people sits beside the River Stour, and was once a major port where armies departed for wars against France, and an important centre of maritime trade. It was one of the original Cinque Ports who provided men and ships to defend the coast, in return for a reduction in their taxes.

The river gradually silted up and the sea is now about two miles away, shingle at the top of the beach, and sandy as the tide recedes. On a busy Bank Holiday there may only be a few hundred people on the beach. There is usually a toll to the beach, but a permit can be provided.

The town was once defended by walls, gates and moats, but this is now replaces by a circular walk around the town where the defences once stood. Dutch Protestants came to Sandwich to flee the Spanish religious repression. There are many of their weavers' houses remaining in the town, mixed with English houses from the Middle Ages through to the present day making for a very picturesque streets.

Sandwich has much to offer with a Guildhall, museum and the Sandwich Magna Carta is due to be displayed in the future. There are many independent shops and cafes, bars and restaurants, river trips to the Roman Castle at Richborough, and to see the Seal colony towards the mouth of the river.

There area is well provided with golf courses, the best known be Royal St.Georges, Princes and The Royal Cinque Ports.

The area is very popular for walkers and cyclists being mainly flat, and there are a number of nature reserves and wild life centres including Howletts Zoo.

The Open Sandwich website, about Sandwich Town; History, Maps, Festivals and Events, Places to Eat, local businesses and more - www.open-sandwich.co.uk

Weddings at The Guildhall Sandwich -
www.sandwichweddings.co.uk

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory - www.sbbot.org.uk

Canterbury, Dover, Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate are all within about 12 miles, and the fast train from Sandwich to London takes about 1.45 minutes.

Canterbury City - www.canterbury.co.uk

Canterbury Cathedral - www.canterbury-cathedral.org

Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate - www.visitthanet.co.uk

Howletts Zoo - www.aspinallfoundation.org/howletts

Visit Kent - www.visitkent.co.uk

Golf Courses in and near Sandwich Kent

There are many golf courses in and near Sandwich, Kent - they are mainly private clubs who accept guests but there are one or two public 'Pay 'n Play' courses.

Royal St. George's

This is 2 miles from the centre of Sandwich
Facilities: 18 hole championship course.

Address: Sandwich Bay, Sandwich.
Tel: (01304) 613090

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Royal Cinque Ports

This is 4 miles from Sandwich
Facilities: 18 hole course

Address: Golf Road, Deal.
Tel: (01304) 374007

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Westgate & Birchington

This is 8 miles from Sandwich
Facilities: 18 hole course

Address: 176 Canterbury Road, Westgate-On-Sea.
Tel: (01843) 831115

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North Foreland

This is 9 miles from Sandwich
Facilities: 18 hole course

Address: Convent Road, Broadstairs.
Tel: (01843) 862140

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Canterbury Golf Club

This is 11 miles from Sandwich
Facilities: 18 hole course

Address: Littlebourne Road, Canterbury.
Tel: (01227) 453532

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Stonelees Golf Centre - 'Pay 'n Play' course

2 Miles from Sandwich

Address: Ebbsfleet Lane, Nr Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5DJ
Tel: 01843-823133

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Prince's

This is 2 miles from the centre of Sandwich
Facilities: 27 hole Championship links course

Address: Princes Drive, Sandwich Bay, Sandwich.
Tel: (01304) 613797

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St Augustines

This is 4 miles from Sandwich
Facilities: 18 hole course

Address: Cottington Road, Cliffsend, Ramsgate.
Tel: (01843) 590333

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Walmer & Kingsdown

This is 8 miles from Sandwich
Facilities: 18 hole course

Address: The Leas, Kingsdown,Deal
Tel: (01304) 373256

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Broome Park

This is 10 miles from Sandwich
Facilities: 18 hole course

Address: Canterbury Road, Barham, Canterbury.
Tel: (01227) 830728

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Chestfield

This is 14 miles from Sandwich
Facilities: 18 hole course

Address: 103 Chestfield Road, Chestfield, Whitstable.
Tel: (01227) 794411

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Manston Golf Centre - 'Pay 'n Play' course

4 miles from Sandwich

Address: Manston Rd, Manston, Kent, CT12 5BE
Tel: 01843 590005

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Broadstairs

Beach at Broadstairs

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

Barbican Sandwich

Strand Street, Sandwich