Back in April, we spent a lovely sunny (yet chilling) weekend morning in Sandiwch, Kent – one of the most well preserved Medieval Town in the UK.
The 40-min bus journey from Dover to Sandwich takes us directly to the Guidhall, Sandwich’s town centre. From there, we got our free historic town trail map from the tourist info centre and started discovering the small alleyways, listed timber buildings and some 12th century churches all within the walking distance.
The Cattle Market reminds us of the ‘Cattle Chasing’ post that we’ve done a few months back.
The name of the Holy Ghost Alley lured us to explore this narrow alleyway and imagine what lives were like in the Medieval Time.
The Barbican built in 1539 was part of King Henry VIII’s chain of defenses. We love the rounded structure and the use of materials. There’s still a plaque beneath the arch listing the old, but more recent, toll charges to use the bridge.
There are many listed timber houses on Church Street St Marys and Strand Streeet. Have you spotted a ‘Historic Building of Kent’ plaque on The Old Drum’s wall?
Foxy’s Dayout to Sandwich, Kent is part of our ‘Dover Deal Sandwich Trip’ series.
Check out our Dover Dea‘l Sandwich Trip’ Part 2 – The White Cliffs of Dover here
Check out our ‘Dover Deal Sandwich Trip’ Part 3 – Deal, Walmer and Dover Castle here
- Stagecoach runs buses from Dover, Deal, Canterbury or Ramsgate to Sandwich. Most buses runs every hours but we suggest to check bus schedule before travel!
- For more information about Sandwich check out Visit Sandwich or Open Sandwich.