Faversham is a historic market town in Kent, England. It is situated on the River Swale, about 9 miles (14 km) north of Canterbury. The town has a long and rich history, dating back to Roman times. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and was granted its first charter by King Edward I in 1252.
Faversham was a significant port in the Middle Ages, and was a member of the Cinque Ports confederation. The town was also a centre of the gunpowder industry, and was responsible for producing much of the gunpowder used in the Napoleonic Wars.
Today, Faversham is a popular tourist destination, known for its well-preserved historic centre, its beautiful countryside, and its proximity to the coast.
Faversham’s Charter Market runs on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays every week, selling a range of local produce, household items, plants, collectibles and other interesting bits and pieces. We also have two monthly markets – Best of Faversham Arts, Crafts and Food Market – on the first and third Saturday of the month in Preston Street and Faversham Antiques and Vintage Market is held in the Market Place and Court Street on the first Sunday of every month, except January and September.
Faversham Creek is a tidal creek that runs through the heart of the town. It is a popular spot for walking, cycling, and boating. There are 8 circular walks in and around the town for visitors to learn more about its history and wildlife.
Shepherd Neame is Britain’s oldest brewery, and has been brewing beer in Faversham since 1698. The brewery offers guided tours and tastings, and is a great place to learn about the history of brewing and sample some of Faversham’s finest beers.
The Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre tells the story of Faversham’s history, from its Roman origins to the present day. The centre has a number of interactive exhibits, as well as a collection of artefacts and documents.