If you are planning to visit this beautiful part of Kent, you will want to know where to stay, what there is to see, what events might coincide with your planned visit, and how you can get around?
We offer you several places to start
but don’t make recommendations for places to stay.
The websites below are a mix of civic and tourism websites alongside some village and parish websites that may inspire you when choosing where to travel.
- Lynsted with Kingsdown Society Website: describes the Parish that sits between the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is the North Downs and the historic creeks of the Swale. The Society also runs several events of wider interest.
- Lynsted Community Orchard: A peaceful haven that does support the occasional event, usually reflecting the environment and historic association with fruit growing.
- If visiting the area a very local B&B to the south of the village that enjoys a good reputation is Dadmans or check this link for other places around Faversham.
- Faversham Town Council
- Faversham Society
- Sittingbourne Town Council - Events Pages
- Canterbury Cathedral - Visitor Events Page
- Canterbury Choral Society - Future Concerts
- Canterbury City Council - Events Pages and places to stay
- City of Rochester Events - Events Page
- Maidstone District Events Pages - excellent listings for that part of Kent!
Some specifics to consider:
- Brogdale Horticultural Trust - The National Fruit Collection. Undergoing some changes from early 2007, so check before travelling by calling 01795 535286 or visit their website.
- Chart Gunpowder Mills, off Stonebridge Way, Faversham, ME13 7SE
- Shrine of St Jude, Whitefriars, Faversham, ME13 7JN
Local to the South East and Kent
NEW A new site to us is www.wherecanwego.com on which we have advertised the village Fete - you can advertise your own events by registering with this site - and it is free if all you want to do is make a simple advert.
Rural Ways Website: aims to promote the South East as a leading tourist destination - Horseriding? Walking and cycling? Worth a browse for ideas of things to do.
RSPB Reserves are fascinating throughout the year - this link highlights those in the Southeast
Kent Countryside Access: Kent tourism promotion as part of “Rural Ways” - supported by by Government Office South East
Goodnestone Park Gardens: Absolutely delightful and tranquil gardens within relatively easy reach (the other side of Canterbury) and worth the price of the entrance. Also worth checking for events (concerts, theatre, exhibitions). Their Golden Arboretum is a picnic ground overlooked by the church tower, secluded and peaceful.
Beech Court Gardens: High up on the North Downs (near Challock), undulating lawns, arboretum, all season of interest. March to September
- Arriva Bus Timetables - Service 333 (Maidstone to Faversham and Oare. PDF File). Updated October 2011
- CHALKWELL BUS TIMETABLES - can be found on their web site. Updated October 2011
- Stagecoach (Number 165) run twice daily between Canterbury and Sheerness - it only stops along the A2 (Bapchild, Teynham, Faversham, so you will need to walk into town if you choose to stop.
- South Eastern Train Timetable - to print - latest version December 2005 (PDF file, must have Adobe)
- LIVE: South Eastern Train Times for TEYNHAM Station, updated every two minutes
- LIVE: South Eastern Train Times for VICTORIA STATION
- What is the neighbourhood like? This website gives a fascinating (but very approximate) view of yourself and your neighbours...... Or want to find out the price of houses in your area? Another view from “Up my street”.
- Land Registry Data gives you an idea of latest house price ranges. For example, the figures in November 2005 have been reproduced here. School performance tables can be found here also.
- Neighbourhood Statistics - housing, healthcare, crime, economic activity (To use Government Site, you will need to allow ‘pop ups’ for the national statistics website - How do I do that?)
- NEW Swale Borough Council is poor on its use of brownfield sites, so urban sprawl in some areas is becoming a reality -CPRE Report
Local data on tides, saving energy, flood help (see our “flood map” and guidance on local pollution), environmental protection, air quality checks and weather services, solar grants, weather for light aircraft owners? What about holidays in our forests? All in one Government online services website