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Faversham

Kent

Type:Towns & Villages

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

Tel: 01795 534542

Faversham

About

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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Map & Directions

What's Nearby

  1. Shepherd Neame Brewery Tours

    Visit Britain's oldest brewer, see how beer is made, discover a 300 year heritage and...

    0.07 miles away
  2. Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre

    A Visitor Information Centre and Kent Bookshop, and a heritage centre and museum which...

    0.19 miles away
  3. Chart Gunpowder Mill

    The remains of four hundred years of gun powder manufacturing in Faversham.

    0.33 miles away
  1. Maison Dieu

    An early 16thC timber-framed building incorporating fragments of a 13thC hospital and...

    0.81 miles away
  2. South Swale Nature Reserve

    Internationally important site for over wintering wetland birds consisting of Mudflats,...

    0.94 miles away
  3. Brogdale Collection

    Brogdale Farm is home of the National Fruit Collections, the largest collections of fruit...

    1.3 miles away
  4. Mount Ephraim Gardens

    Mount Ephraim Gardens have plenty to offer and delight visitors. Unwind in these ten...

    3.19 miles away
  5. Belmont House and Gardens

    A late 18thC country house designed by Samuel Wyatt, seat of the Harris family since 1801...

    3.64 miles away
  6. Walk Awhile

    Self- led or guided walking holidays in Southern England available all year round for...

    3.81 miles away
  7. Coast and Country Rambles Limited

    Coast and Country Rambles offer tailor made, self-guided walking breaks in the glorious...

    5.65 miles away
  8. Leysdown Beach


    Leysdown is a beach located at the eastern end of the Isle of Sheppey on the north Kent...

    5.7 miles away
  9. Elmley Marshes Nature Reserve

    Windswept marshes inhabited by many breeding wetland birds, marsh frogs, insects and...

    6.2 miles away
  10. Whitstable Farmers Market

    Farmers Market run by small-scale farmers, producers, growers and bakers themselves. Most...

    6.35 miles away
  11. Whitstable Beach

    The beach is one of the very few in the country that has a pub on it. With its pebbles...

    6.47 miles away
  12. Sittingbourne's Steam Railway

    South East England's only preserved narrow-gauge former industrial railway and features...

    7.08 miles away
  13. Tankerton Beach

    As you walk along the Whitstable front you will come to grassy banks that gently slope...

    7.63 miles away
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