Sandwich is a real treat for visitors coming to Kent in search of that elusive entity, Old England. The architecture is frequently stunning and resembles in places the backdrop to a film set in medieval times. The great news is that there are many different types of accommodation on offer, both in the town itself and in the surrounding countryside. From smart hotels to family-run guesthouses and cheerful B&B establishments, you're sure to find what you want in this most attractive part of Kent.
Hotels in Kent for a Tasty Sandwich
If there's a feast of medieval architecture on show anywhere in England then it must be here in Sandwich. The town has some of the country's best preserved and most strikingly beautiful original half-timbered buildings, and Sandwich is saturated in history and old customs that refuse to yield ground to brash modernity and philistine developers! The town's ancient curfew bell tolls each evening at 8.00pm, for example, and the local gardens are reminiscent of another age. Gertrude Jekyll and the architect Lutyens were intimately involved in the creation of Lutyens House and the serene, fragrant and breath-taking Secret Gardens of Sandwich. You could easily spend a full afternoon here, bathing body and mind in peaceful contemplation of nature, from your Kent hotel or guesthouse base nearby.
Golf and Sightseeing in Sandwich from Your Kent Hotel
Golfing fanatics will also have a splendid time in the Sandwich area because there are such good and indeed prestigious courses in the neighbourhood of the town. The Open Golf Championships of 2011 were held at nearby Royal St. George's, and those who love the challenge of a downland course will enjoy pitting their skills and wits against Kingsdown and Walmer. There is also some excellent golf on offer at the nearby Royal Cinq Ports and Prince's Golf Club, and many excellent hotels and guesthouses in the region to stay at whilst you enjoy a few games and a spot of sightseeing. Book into a good establishment like the Bell Hotel or the Fleur de Lis Hotel in Sandwich for a really enjoyable stay in Kent.