Visitor Information

Brief History of Sandwich

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.

Visitor Information Centre

The friendly staff of the Visitor Information Centre, which is located at at The Guildhall main entrace, can provide a wealth of information for visitors to Sandwich and the surrounding areas
The staff can:

  • Provide a fantastic selection of books, maps, guides and souvenirs.
  • Book local event tickets.
  • Advise on nationally inspected visitor accommodation.

Market Days

The Sandwich Market is held every week on a
Thursday 8am - 1pm on the Guildhall forecourt.

New stall enquiries please contact Town Clerk on 01304 617197 or

Guided Tours

Take a guided tour of the Guildhall for just £5 per person, Tours are available by appointment only and there is a minimum tour fee of £20.

Sandwich Archives

The Sandwich Archives are open on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. You may visit the Archives by appointment only.

Visitor Information

The Visitor Information Centre offers lots of friendly local advice and plenty of leaflets to help you get the best out of Sandwich.

Emergency Contacts

View the emergency plan telephone numbers for the Sandwich Area. 

Kent Resilience Forum

Download the household emergency plan checklist in PDF

Find Your Council's Contact Details

View Sandwich Town Council's contact details for any further information.
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