Looking for things to do while staying at our hotel in Sandwich? This quaint town is home to plenty of history, shops, walks, and experiences for you to discover - all from the comfort of our chic, riverside hotel.
So, whether you’re already in one of our cosy rooms or you’re coming to visit us soon, use this page to plan your trip to Sandwich.
Overlooking the River Stour, The Bell Hotel is located in the heart of the beautiful medieval town of Sandwich. As one of the original five Cinque Ports, Sandwich has been welcoming guests to Kent since Tudor times.
Sandwich is an ideal location from which to explore the Garden of England. The cathedral city of Canterbury is just a 30-minute drive away, and the beautiful seaside towns of Deal, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, and Margate are also within easy reach by road and rail.
Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity within a 2-minute walk of your room?
Located directly opposite the hotel is the River Runner boat trips station. Take a leisurely cruise down the River Stour, soaking up all of the hidden history, wildlife, and — of course — the beautiful resident seal colony. Suitable for all ages with a maximum of 12 passengers per trip, this really is the perfect way to get closer to Sandwich’s nature scene.
If the River Runner trips take your fancy, be sure to guarantee yourself a spot by checking their website for times and dates, and booking in advance by calling them on 07955 465729. Alternatively, you can follow them on Facebook for more information.
Royal St George’s Golf Club has a distinguished golfing history, having hosted amateur and professional tournaments since the 1880s. It is one of England's finest links courses, and has played host to The Open Championship 14 times. The 18-hole championship course will prove a test to all amateur and professional golfers alike.
Address: Sandwich Bay, Sandwich, CT13 9PB
Tel: 01304 613090
While steeped in history, Prince's Golf Club offers all that is best in modern championship links golf in an idyllic coastal setting. It has 27 holes and practice facilities, along with an acclaimed restaurant, The Brasserie on the Bay.
Address: Sandwich Bay, Sandwich, CT13 9QB
Tel: 01304 611118
We are lucky to be nestled right in the heart of bustling Sandwich among its many retailers, coffee shops, and restaurants.
Surrounding our hotel is a delightful range of independent shops to browse during your stay in the town, but if you’re in the mood for serious retail therapy, Westwood Cross shopping centre is only a 20 minute drive. The complex has 53 stores and restaurants, including top High Street names as well as some specialist outlets.
Address: Margate Road, Broadstairs, CT10 2BF
Tel: 01843 867273
Just a 15-minute drive from our hotel in Sandwich, Wingham Wildlife Park holds more species than any other zoo in Kent, including big cats, reptiles, penguins, and primates. And there is a wealth of other entertainment on offer at the park, too - including an indoor soft play area, mini diggers and go-karts, and the opportunity to experience hands-on animal encounters.
Address: Rusham Road, Wingham, CT3 1JL
Tel: 01227 720836
Have a look at some of the things you can do when you visit Sandwich, courtesy of Inside the Travel Lab.