Faversham is a town in the English county of Kent, UK. The history of the town can traced back 2000 years to Roman times. Explosives were a major local industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Trains are operated by SouthEastern From London Charing Cross (via Dartford) and Victoria. Trains from Ramsgate and Dover also serve Faversham. The Javelin high speed service operates every 30 minutes from London St Pancras. There is a supplement for using this service unless travelling from outside of the London region.
Note that many trains from London to Ramsgate and Dover leave London as a single train and split in two at Faversham. If boarding at Faversham and travelling East or South it is important to get in the right train as there will be two trains on the one platform after the split.
- 1 National Fruit Collection at Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, ME13 8XZ (about 1 mile from the town centre). A farm growing rare varieties of fruit, particularly apples. Best visited in Sep or Oct. Open 10am - 5pm daily Apr - Oct, admission £10. Shop open all year.
- 2 Mad Cat Brewery (next Brogdale Farm). Easter - Oct Sat 10:00 - 16:00, Sun 10:00 - 14:00. Small microbrewery
- 3 Maison Dieu, Preston Street, ME13 8NS, ☎ . S Su 2PM-5PM. This flint and timber-framed building displays Roman artefacts. adults £2.00, children £1.00, concessions £1.00.
- 1 Shepherd Neame Brewery, 11 Court Street, ME13 7AX. This brewery was founded in 1698 and claims to be Britain's oldest. Tours (£11.50) take about 2 hours and run most days, best booked in advance.
The main shopping area is the pedestrianised part of Preston Street, which has M&Co, Boots and Superdrug.
- 1 Co-op, Forbes Road, Faversham ME13 8QG (near the railway station). Small supermarket
- 2 Tesco, Crescent Rd, ME13 7AS. Mon - Sat 6:00 - 24:00, Sun 10:00 - 16:00. Largish supermarket with clothes and a petrol station.
- 3 Morrisons, North Lane. Mon - Sat 7:00 - 21:00, Sun 10:00 - 16:00. Supermarket
Faversham is home to Britain's oldest brewery (see above), so this town is ideal for sampling a beer or two.