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Other Sites of Interest / Industrial / Open Access

Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park

Once one of the main gunpowder factories in the South East, the park is one of the best places to discover history of gunpowder manufacturing in a tranquil woodland setting.


  • Parking
  • Part disabled access


Swale Borough Council


Off Bysing Wood Road Faversham Kent ME13 7UD

  • 03000 422 997
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Open days

Visitor Centre: Sat-Sun & BHol Apr-Nov 1030-1630. Park open seven days a week.


By Rail: Faversham / 2 miles

As its name suggests, this place was a very important site for the Gunpowder Industry in Faversham.  There are a lot of built remains dotted around the site.

It is a fantastic place to relax, enjoy wildlife and discover history. Simply wander and take in the fascinating surroundings as you pass the series of old gunpowder buildings and canals to the sound of singing birds and trickling water.

This is a place with many stories to tell, latterly one of a 'return to nature' and a place of learning.

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