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Oare Gunpowder Works

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Located 1m W of Faversham, just off the B2045 and close to the M2, the newly-restored site offers glimpses into the past art of making gunpowder. Following signed woodland and waterside trails, you will see narrow-gauge canals once used by powder punts, a mill-pond, an 80-year-old powder mill repatriated from Ayrshire, danger houses, and at weekends a Visitor Centre, with displays explaining how gunpowder is made, how the site has developed, and what is its wildlife interest.


Nearest UK Airport: London Gatwick
Months Open: All year daily 10 - 5 or dusk, if earlier (Visitor Centre weekends Easter -31 October 10 - 4.30)
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Car Parking: Yes - Free
Admission Price: Free

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