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Faversham Town Walks - Self Guided

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The Gunpowder Trail

Faversham may have been the first place in England to make gunpowder, and on this town walk you can learn all about Faversham's fascinating history of gunpowder.

The walk begins and ends at the Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre, where you can discover yet more fascinating facts in the Gunpowder Room at the Fleur de Lis Museum, which tells the story of Faversham from the stone age to the 20th century.

This is a walk that can be done any time of year, in any weather and maps are available for download at the link below, or you can pick up a hard copy from the Visitor Information Centre in Preston Street.

Download Gunpowder Trail Map here.

The History Trail

This town walk has been designed to give you a 'flavour of Faversham', the oldest market town in Kent and mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

The walk begins at the Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre, and before setting off you may chose to explore this fascinating museum full of surprises and delights from Faversham's rich history.

Download the History Trail Map here.

The West to East Trail

This is a walk that will take you through Faversham from West to East passing some fascinating and interesting places en route that are often missed.

Starting at the West Faversham Community Centre, the walk finishes at the site of the mass grave and memorial to the men killed in 1916 in The Great Explosion at a local munitions factory.

Download the West to East Trail Map here.

You may also be interested in joining a guided walk during the summer on Saturdays starting from the Visitor Centre in the Market Square at 10.30. Find out more about 'Walking with History in Faversham'.

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Starting Point - The Visitor Information Centre at 12 Market Place, Faversham
12 Market Place



ME13 7AE


01795 534542
The official tourism website for the Swale area North Kent.