Sandwich Local History Society: Take a Town Tour

Taking a tour is a great way to discover the town's hidden gems and get the most out of your visit.

Get the most out of your visit.

Let our local guides inform and entertain you as they personally conduct you around the narrow twisting streets of our medieval town, one of the original Cinque Ports.

Whether you are organising a trip for schools, societies or groups, or if you are a family on holiday, our tours are a great way to see the sights and appreciate some of Sandwich's history.

Parking is avaiable in The Guildhall Car Park see our Find Us webpage

Sandwich History Tours

Booking & Contacts

Tours can take around two hours and cost £2 per person, with a minimum charge of £12.

Bookings and more details please contact:

Dr Mike Vaile - 01227 722324
email: mike.vaile@zen.co.uk

Mrs Jacqui Linning - 01304 614866
email: jacquilinning@aol.com

Sandwich Tourist Information Centre 01304 613565 (1 April to 31 October)

Sandwich Local History Society: Take a Town Tour

Taking a tour is a great way to discover the town's hidden gems and get the most out of your visit.

Tour News - “Jewels of Sandwich” tour for mayoral colleagues from all over Kent.

Following a very successful event last year, on Wednesday 20th September Cllr Paul Graeme, the Mayor of Sandwich, hosted a repeat “Jewels of Sandwich” tour for mayoral colleagues from all over Kent.

Around 30 mayors, mayoresses, some of their drivers and town sergeants enjoyed a tour of the Guildhall with Sandwich Town Sergeant Kevin Cook, followed by guided tours of the town with members of Sandwich Local History Society.
A glass of champagne followed by a delicious tea and a raffle raised nearly £800 for the Mayor’s fund.

Click the photos below for a "Taster Tour"

  • The Sandwich Coat of Arms
  • Sandwich Guildhall
  • A tour of Sandwich for the Sandwich Princesses
  • Richborough House, Bowling Street
  • A doorway in Vicarage Lane.
  • The Old Drum, Church Street St Mary’s
  • The Old Drum, Church Street St Mary’s.
  • The Norman church of St Mary's,
  • The 1592 dragon beam satyr
  • The King's Lodging
  • Among the best surviving medieval merchants houses in England
  • The Chanters House and Sandwich Weavers, Strand Street
  • The Chanters House and Sandwich Weavers, Strand Street
  • The Barbican,
  • The Toll Bridge charges
  • The Toll Bridge charges
  • The Crispin Inn and the Admiral Owen Inn
  • The Quay, Sandwich
  • The Fishergate, Sandwich Quay
  • Sandwich's parish church, St Clement's
  • St Bartholomew’s Hospital, founded in 1190
  • St Peter’s Church, Market Street