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Famed as the home of Lord Sandwich and his creation of the you know what, Sandwich was actually once the fourth largest city in the UK! An astounding fact, seeing as today it’s more of a beautiful heritage village, set around quiet, medieval lanes, timber framed houses and properly ancient churches.
Surprisingly the town makes very little fuss about being the home of the Fourth Earl’s invention, which allowed him to gamble all night without smudging his cards, and it’s much more about preserving the town’s charms. Like its beautiful Art Deco cinema and 1920s motor garage. Here there are more listed buildings than unlisted ones, and that goes for the best places to stay in Sandwich too.
On the river front
- The Bell Hotel is an elegant hotel right on the riverfront. There are 37 rooms, all of them generously proportioned and decorated in a contemporary stylish fashion and a seafood restaurant.
- The Salutation is an impressive Lutyens mansion right in the heart of town, which has been sympathetically converted into a collection of nine rooms and cottages. There’s a wonderful garden, also designed by Lutyens, and they don’t allow children under 16 - to it’s perfect for a peaceful break.
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Best Hotels in Sandwich
Dan'l Webster Inn & Spa 48 rooms from $144Sandwich
An elegant, Colonial style inn in the heart of Cape Cod. The most luxurious suites come complete with antique fourposter beds, whirlpool baths, and fireplaces. The in house spa assures you will leave relaxed and recharged.Sights nearby - Nearby are the 1834 Town Hall and the Hoxie House, a museum house showing what family life was like in the 1600s.Kayaking - Kayak the meandering salt marshes just outside of Sandwich.Great walks - Hike to the top of the ridge in Maple Swamp.Views - Great views from hotel
The Salutation 9 rooms from $208Sandwich, Kent
Impressive Lutyens mansion in town centre with rooms/cottages for guests in the wonderful garden. Private and secluded stay, ideal for groups of friends or grown-up families.Garden - 3 and a half acres of Lutyens and Jekyll designed gardensRestrictions on children - No children under 16.Full of characterRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
Belfry Inn & Bistro 21 rooms from $204Sandwich
This historic B&B consists of three unique buildings, each with their own charms and eccentricities. Rooms range from a converted church, complete with dazzling stain glass windows and vaulted ceilings to classic 'Cape Cod Cottage' style with clean lines and crisp white linens. Eclectic and elegant!Sights nearby - Historic Town Hall Square, the oldest part of the Village, features 50 buildings dating from the 17th through the 19th century.Kayaking - Kayak the meandering salt marshes or hike to the top of the ridge in Maple Swamp.Great walks - Sandwich has miles of coastal marsh providing hiking experiences like no other.Sailing - Cape Cod Bay is ideal for sailing and rafting.