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Faversham with its own Charter - is an ancient market town waiting to be discovered with plenty of history and heritage to experience on a visit.

The Faversham area stretches from the Downs in the south to coastal marshland in the north and includes a wealth of typically Kent villages. The area’s diversity and history is part of its appeal.

Visit and experience our unique heritage attractions that help to tell Faversham's interesting story and bring to life the history of our proud town.

Faversham Society Heritage Town Map - Web Link to download pdf

This map has been produced by the Faversham Society to help you find your way around our town, rich in history and with many hidden gems. At the heart of Faversham is a relatively unspoilt market town with a tidal creek waiting for you to discover. Dating from pre-Roman Times and mentioned in the Domesday Book, Faversham has over 500 listed buildings – a heritage to be proud of and to share with visitors. Faversham is not twee; it is a working town with a population which cares passionately for our heritage and for our future prosperity.

The iconic Guildhall stands in the very heart of Faversham, the Market Town of Kings.  This stunning and unique building, is symbolic of what is so special about this ancient port and town in North Kent.

Located in the Market Place, it was originally built as a market hall in 1574 by the people of the town and the nearby parishes. The ground floor with its timber arcades and octagonal columns bulging out at the bottom has been used by market traders for more than 500 years. Now couples looking for something a little special and niche for their wedding day, can become a part of this historic building’s history.

The Guildhall is a licensed venue for civil marriages and partnerships to take place in the Council Chamber, providing a historic backdrop steeped in history for your special day. The room can accommodate up to 50 guests, including the wedding couple, and we can supply a list of local wedding hire suppliers and florists whose services can further enhance the decor of this very unique venue.

Find out more and book your 'heritage wedding experience' 

The official tourism website for the Swale area North Kent.