A circular walk around historic Sandwich
Sandwich 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 more.
In the medieval period Sandwich was a major port that welcomed pilgrims, launched armies, and hosted royalty. By the sixteenth century however the town was left behind, almost frozen in time.
This walk explores why - and follows the town’s changing fortunes to see how Sandwich has adapted over the centuries.