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Beautiful blooms at Mount Ephraim Gardens

Amid the sprawling Kent countryside, these exquisite Edwardian terraced gardens in Faversham are a delightful place to spend your leisure time. Admire the splendour of the Japanese rock garden, water garden, arboretum and grass maze with play area for younger visitors. The Millennium Rose Garden is a riot of colour in summer, when open-air plays and jazz concerts are also held.

Raise a glass at Shepherd Neame Brewery

Faversham itself makes for a fascinating day trip. In the heart of the medieval market town, a tour of Britain's oldest brewery is a feast for your senses. Smell Kentish hops, see vast beer casks and historic delivery vans and, of course, sample the brewery's award-winning real ales.

Have a blast at Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park

At one time, Faversham was at the centre of Britain's gunpowder industry, and Guy Fawkes himself is even rumoured to have bought gunpowder from here. At Oare, woodland trails and wetlands lead through the old factory and danger houses, while the visitor centre shows how the explosive is made. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Mount Ephraim Gardens? Travelodge Canterbury Dunkirk Hotel is a 5-minute drive from the attraction. Travelodge Canterbury Whitstable Hotel is around 10 minutes away by car, close to the north Kent coast.