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Type:Towns & Villages

Faversham Town Council, Alexander Centre, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8NY

Tel: 01795 534542



Discover Faversham, located in the heart of the Garden of England.

The oldest market town in Kent and recorded in the Domesday Book, is bursting with history and located on a winding creek. With an amazing array of independent shops, captivating places to visit, walking and a reputation for fine foods, Faversham is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a short break.

Dating back to pre-Roman times, Faversham is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. By 1900, and after 400 years of manufacturing gunpowder for famous battles such as Trafalgar and Waterloo, Faversham had grown to be the centre of the nation’s explosives industry.  With over 400 listed buildings recording Faversham’s industrial past, this makes the town a ‘must see’ on any heritage trail.

Much of the area south of Faversham is in the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty while to the north are nature reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Market Town Faversham is Kent's magical destination for day walks and walking holidays, and for savouring fine food and drink while enjoying some of the county's best scenery. Download one of our Food Trails from our website to get a real taste of Faversham.

Regular and popular events in Faversham continue to delight visitors who stumble on the charm of this Kentish town – Secret Gardens, Open House, Faversham Hop Festival and Carnival to name but a few.


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