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.

Make the most out of your visit.

Walk in the footsteps of Thomas Becket, discover where the first elephant landed in England, archers trained for Agincourt, Kings and Queens embarked for France, the stories behind the medieval walls … a guided tour by Sandwich Local History Society volunteer is a great way to explore the sights and appreciate the more than 1000 years of Sandwich's rich history.

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

Sandwich History Tours

Booking a tour

A guided tour can take around two hours and costs £2 per person, with a minimum charge of £12
Bookings and For more details and to arrange a tour please contact:
Mike Elmes - 07773 335 612
email: mike.elmes@me.com

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

Sandwich History Tours
Sandwich History Tours
Sandwich History Tours

Click the photographs 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

2018 - A VERY SUCCESSFUL GUIDING SEASON

Last year saw our most successful season yet for tours - 59 tours completed for 1028 people in 128 separate groups.
Visitors came from far and wide - Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, China, Russia and the Philippines as well as several U3A and National Trust Groups.
Several other local history societies, Rotarians and local mayors  were also among the visitors.

Follow in their footsteps in 2019 by arranging your own tour now.
Mike Elmes would be very pleased to hear from you tel: 07773 335 612 Email: mike.elmes@me.com