Start and end: Sandwich Town Bridge
Sandwich in Kent is one of England’s most picturesque towns. The narrow winding streets are lined with colourful timber-framed buildings and surrounded by world-class golf courses. Yet behind these charming sights the town has survived sieges, earthquakes, pandemics and much more.
In the medieval period Sandwich was a prestigious and prosperous port that welcomed pilgrims, launched armies of soldiers and hosted generations of royalty. By the sixteenth century however Sandwich was left behind, almost frozen in time.
This short, self-guided walk reveals what happened and how Sandwich has adapted since. Follow the town’s changing fortunes over the centuries. See how different elements have shaped the landscape. Find out who lived, worked and visited here - from a famous martyr to the man who named the United States of America.