Discover Faversham, located on the north Kent coast and surrounded by its maritime history. The oldest market town in the county and recorded in the Domesday Book, is bursting with history and located on a winding creek. With an amazing array of independent shops, regular markets, captivating places to visit, walking and a reputation for fine foods, Faversham is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a short break.
Faversham’s Explosive Heritage
Dating back to pre-Roman times, Faversham is mentioned in the Doomsday Book as land owned by the King. 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 300 listed buildings recording Faversham’s industrial past, this makes the town a ‘must see’ on any heritage trail. The Faversham Society and Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre provide a wealth of heritage and local information.
Beautiful Scenery and Walks!
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.
Shop in Faversham
At Brogdale Collections, (home of the National Fruit Collection and regular events and festivals), Tiddly Pomme is now in its 10th year. The Tiddly Pomme specialises in local ciders (including award-winning Woolly Pig craft ciders, hand-pressed on site using fruit from the National Fruit Collection orchards), local ales, wines, spirits and fruit liqueurs. SW Doughty Traditional family run butchers for almost 100 years that has repeatedly won the Countryside Alliance’s Best Traditional Business award for the area.
Macknade Fine Foods is the South-East’s leading food hall, built on a 170 year history of food, farming and retailing in Faversham. At Macknade we are passionate about food and drink and love sharing our experience with friends, family and first time visitors. Macknade is both a genuine alternative to supermarket shopping and a destination for speciality items, it also offers a cafe and coach parking.
Faversham Chartered Market The market varies on each of the three days boasting a colourful array of seasonal fruit and vegetables - many grown by local producers, meat, plants and bulbs, bunches of fresh flowers, artisan bakers, and makers of truly fine cakes. You’ll find household essentials, clothes, accessories, trinkets, gifts and more!
Best of Faversham market Faversham is well renowned for the range and quality of its food and drink products and boasts a growing industry of locally made arts and crafts.
Come and discover traditional, local shopping at its best! All products and produce are lovingly crafted, grown, made, produced (however you’d like to put it!) by people within around 15 miles of Faversham.
Regular and popular events and festivals in Faversham continue to delight visitors who stumble on the charm of this Kentish town – Annual Brogdale Fruit Festivals, Open Gardens, Open House, Faversham Transport Weekend, Faversham Hop Festival and Carnival to name but a few.
More Local Faversham Visitor Information
The Visit Faversham website - www.visitfaversham.org and www.faversham.org are managed by Faversham Town Council working in association with Faversham Area Tourism Association, local businesses and the community. Local events, attractions, accommodation and plenty of local information can additionally be found on these websites.
Faversham Visitor information Centre: Preston Street, Faversham, Kent. ME13 8NS. Telephone: 01795 534542
Find out more about the tourism offer across the whole of Swale area of north Kent including Faversham, Isle of Sheppey, Sittingbourne and surrounding villages go to: www.visit-swale.co.uk