Sandwich was once a major port for great sailing ships visiting England. A rich history dating back to the 7th century accounts for much of the town’s sundry architecture and heritage including the 14th-century Barbican and The Guildhall, which was built in 1579.
About a mile north of Sandwich is Richborough – formerly Rutupiae – the site of an ancient Roman fort. It was here in AD 43 that Claudius’ invading army assembled. Now in ruins, parts of the fort remain, jutting from the ground into the sky.
Today, Sandwich caters for every taste through its myriad sights and attractions. A stroll through the narrow cobbled streets leads you to some of the most charming pubs in the county; a short walk out of town takes you to The White Mill – an 18th-century windmill that has been restored as a heritage and folk museum; the Monk’s Wall Nature Reserve is a haven for bird watchers.
And of course, there are a number of golf courses in the surrounding area; the best of which is undoubtedly the 18-hole championship course, Royal St George’s.
Visit Sandwich today and take in a little of the county’s culture. Here are just a few sites to help you plan your trip:
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