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From being a Saxon stronghold first mentioned in AD664 to its role as a Cinque Port, Sandwich is richly woven with history and traditions.

Sandwich is one of the most complete medieval towns in England. It contains the highest number of listed buildings per head of population in the country and was the first town in Britain to have a preservation order placed on the entire town.

The street plan has changed little since the time of Domesday in 1086 and some churches, houses and public buildings date back to the 13th Century.

Situated near the beautiful Kent coast Sandwich, is surrounded by a number of picturesque villages and gentle countryside.

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Gazen Salts Nature Reserve

The Gazen Salts Nature Reserve is a 15-acre site which was originally reclaimed grazing meadow. In 1973, work began on transforming the whole area into a nature reserve - ponds and ditches were dug, t...

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Monks Wall Nature Reserve

The reserve is tucked away and has no roadside signage or parking, but a short walk through the gate opposite the entrance to Sandwich Industrial Estate and along the farm track will take you to the e...

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Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre

Evocatively sited amid the East Kent marshes, Richborough is perhaps the most symbolically important of all Roman sites in Britain, witnessing both the beginning and almost the end of Roman rule here....

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Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory

As an accredited bird observatory and registered charity SBBOT is committed to the conservation and recording of the natural environment in the Sandwich Bay area, and in so doing offers opportunities ...

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Sandwich Museum and Archives

Sandwich Guildhall Museum, situated in the heart of the town, tells therich and varied story of Sandwich through the ages, from its earlybeginnings to the present day.Located in the 16th Century Guild...

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Sandwich Town Tours with The Sandwich Local History Society

The Sandwich Local History Society was founded in 1962. We meet in the Jury Room of Sandwich Guildhall every month from September to May, usually on the third Thursday of the month.Annual membership ...

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St Peters Church

Situated on the south-eastern corner of England Sandwich is an ancient town and Cinque Port. Located in the centre of the town St Peter’s church offers both locals and visitors alike a place in ...

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THE SALUTATION GARDENS (TEMPORARY CLOSED)

The Salutation Gardens are a plant lover’s paradise. Designed in 1912 by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, the 3.7 acres are divided into a series of symmetrical “rooms”, each with a diff...

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The Sandwich Medieval Trust

A living history visitors' centre, with regular demonstrations of medieval crafts and skills including Blacksmithing, Baking, Boat building, Calligraphy, Wheat Weaving, Egg Tempera Painting with ...

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WHITE MILL RURAL HERITAGE CENTRE

The White Mill was built in 1760 and still has most of its original wooden machinery.Windmill; Restored between 1960 - 1981. The Engine House, restored in 1995, contains a Lister petrol engine which ...

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