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Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park

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Address: Bysing Wood Road, Oare, Faversham, England
Phone Number: +44 1795 417850
10:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 16:30

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A good place for walking dogs etc and also for tasting a bit of history. The ruins of the old gunpower works, I believe part of the complex that blew up during the First World... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Malcolm H
Aylesford, United Kingdom
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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place for walking dogs etc and also for tasting a bit of history. The ruins of the old gunpower works, I believe part of the complex that blew up during the First World War and still there to explore

Thank Malcolm H
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very interesting visitor centre open weekends in the summer clean toilets. The walk is lovely you see the remains of the old gun powder works which has been made in to a country park with information boards and different routs to suit everyone. There are several lakes where there is a family of swans who are very friendly also a... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

There is a great museum telling how gunpowder used to be made. There are trails to visit the many remains of the old works, which are extremely interesting. These trails are in beautiful woods which are lovely walks.

Thank Colin R
Faversham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A lovely place to walk around, discover the history of the works, or just meander around, ramps and wood walkways for wheels, so buggy friendly. Worth visiting in any season. Car parking available, bus stop 5mins away.

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I walk here several times a week and it is delightful all year round as nature shows it`s bounty season by season. Swans, squirrels, chestnuts, bluebells, daffodils, snowdrops, ducks, herons, coots, moorhens and all the interesting gunpowder-works buildings and leets/waterways.

Thank archeia
Kent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We visit here quite alot. I used to play in the ruins as a child before it was made into a visitor attraction so it has many memories for me. I'm sure I bore my children of my stories as I walk them round. Haha The kids still love to look around and to hear about the real facts about... More 

Thank Caroline L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Since I had to trudge all the way down to the works from Faversham centre on foot, I was about to abandon my venture once or twice on the way, but passers by I asked for directions encouraged me on. The approaches to the visitor's centre are lovely, verdant with flowing water. Once there, it is just lovely to see... More 

Thank Ray V
Chatham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Not somewhere to travel far to on its own, but I went to Oare Marsh then found this by chance as just a mile or two away, so worth stopping. No cost to park or look round. The mill is mainly ruins, but there are boards to help you understand what it was once like. Gunpowder made here was used... More 

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Leighton Buzzard
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely site if you have an hour or so and are in the area. Don't make a some use visit though. The walks are well laid out with good interpretation boards. We were there on a Saturday so the visitors centre was open. It is really well laid out and informative.

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We really love this place and take the dog here regularly. My only criticism of the dog walking side is that you are meant to keep your dog on lead but no one enforces this which means you do get dog mess left behind (despite the fact there are bins and bags provided). The information centre is great with friendly... More 

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