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Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park

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Very Interesting

We had never heard of this place but were told about it so went along. It was very interesting as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris W
Whitstable, United Kingdom
Interesting Place To Visit and Take a Strool

A historical site combined with a small country park which is ideal for all ages. Interesting to... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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“lovely walk”(8 reviews)
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Bysing Wood Road, Oare, Faversham ME13 7UD, England
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All reviews information boards country park lovely walk fascinating history information centre free entry clean toilets interesting place to visit lovely place world war wheelchair access gentle walk all ages small country industrial architecture family walk lovely lake
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had never heard of this place but were told about it so went along. It was very interesting as we never knew that gunpowder was manufactured here. There was a lot of interesting facts in the visitor centre and again on information boards as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chris W
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

A historical site combined with a small country park which is ideal for all ages. Interesting to read the story of the gunpowder mills and see what remains. Small tea shop on site but also good to take a picnic, dog friendly but they need...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is a small walk through greenery surrounded by history. There are signs which provide details on the structure and a visitors centre with parking at the main entrance. It’s well kept and clean. There is a river running through also that is a delight....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Moonladybird
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great place to visit for all ages Interesting history on the gunpowder works with informative boards Nice to walk around with the dog too

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carrie B
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This really is a wonderful place to walk. Beautiful to see nature reclaiming what was once an industrial area. Lovely old industrial architecture, clear paths, lots of wildlife. Beautifully maintained too. We love walking here all year round.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rellevart75
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place! Admittedly I didn’t read the website properly and was gutted the visitor centre wasn’t open. This meant no toilets were open. We weren’t able to stay as long as we’d like to because of the toilets but still managed 1-2 hours....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Emma L
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I had come to Oare because I have a book of 'Wild Ruins' which lists the old gunpowder works. I had not realised that there is a lot more to the place than some derelict industrial buildings. In fact, because nature and wildlife is even...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Visited here today with my mum, son and the dog. Enjoyed a lovely shady walkaround the park which was lovely given it was 30 degrees today. Enjoyed walking by the lake and saw swans. Interesting to read about the history of the place. Free parking....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank chunkles
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Spent 15 minutes in the visitor centre and then an hour walking through the parkland and having a look at the remains of the Gunpowder mills. Not much of the original mills remain, so information boards give you an idea of what you are looking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Simon C
Reviewed 23 May 2018

I found this place purely by accident but enjoyed every moment of it. The park has a car park which is free and an informative visitor centre showing the history of the Gunpowder Works, a small cafe and toilet facilities. There are signposted walks around...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Kelly J
13 August 2017|
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Response from roophoto | Reviewed this property |
Sure can wonderful work out for a dog
Tracy S
1 May 2017|
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Response from 19,570,611 | Reviewed this property |
No its a donation. They also sell tea or coffee