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Discover Sandwich while staying at The Bell

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.

Sandwich, Kent, river view

See the sights in 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.

Our hotel in Sandwich is perfectly located with great transport links, being just a 20 minute drive from the Port of Dover, and 45 minutes from the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone.

The area is also a magnet for golfers, with the world-famous Royal St. George’s Golf Club and Prince’s Golf Club on its doorstep.

River Runner day trip boat in Sandwich

Go seal spotting on the River Runner

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

Royal St. George's Golf Club

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

Prince's gold club

Prince's Golf Club

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