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Things to do in Faversham, Kent

Faversham is a picturesque medieval market town. Many of the buildings, which were built in the 18th century, have been restored and are on view today. A pedestrianised shopping area is available and the market under the Guildhall operates on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Faversham has very strong links with the beer industry as the brewery Shepherd Neame, which is the oldest brewer in Britain, is situated right in the heart of Faversham.

Faversham has had a chequered historical past. Historic Abbey Street is one of the remaining original medieval streets of Faversham. A previous Mayor of Faversham, Thomas Arden, was murdered by his wife's lover at Arden's House. Today, this infamous scandal is recorded in the Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre which is a centre dedicated to the memory of days gone by in Faversham.

Another part of Faversham's past are the gunpowder industries which were in existence as far back as the late 16th century. Today the gunpowder mills are inactive, but one has now been converted into a museum to show the history of the mills and how they ended up as they are seen today.

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