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Visit Swale - Faversham, Sittingbourne and the Isle of Sheppey, Kent

Tourist Information Centres

Tourism Section
Swale Borough Council
Swale House
East Street
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 3HT
tourism@swale.gov.uk
www.visit-swale.co.uk

Tourist Information Centre, Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre, Preston Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 8NS
ticfaversham@btconnect.com
www.favershamsociety.org/_tourist.html

Press Contact

Philip Sutcliffe
Swale House
East Street
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 3HT
PhilipSutcliffe@swale.gov.uk

Destination

A warm welcome from the Swale destinations of the Isle of Sheppey, Faversham, Sittingbourne as well as the surrounding villages dotted amongst the glorious Kent countryside. Popular beaches, maritime marshland and idyllic sailing waters, all of which make up Swale - where countryside meets the coast.

What's on Offer

Amenities

The Isle of Sheppey has Blue Flag and award winning beaches. The beaches here provide a clean and safe environment for the family, with lifeguards, traditional seaside amusements, picnic areas, children's play area, a sandpit and leisure complex and pool. Leysdown is a traditional and lively seaside resort and has welcomed visitors for generations. The promenade offers clubs and pubs with live music, karaoke, cabaret and disco. Traditional amusements and the nearby Bartons Point Coastal Park offers picnic areas, pitch and putt and a nature trail. There is also a naturist beach at Shellness.

Places to Visit

Swale area destinations offers a variety of places to visit. Experience festivals and events. Enjoy the countryside and coastal parks, visit Brogdale Collections,ride steam railways and indulge yourself in a whole host of pubs and restaurants. Swale is able to boast Britain's oldest brewery (Shepherd Neame, based in Faversham) giving many of its pubs and restaurants a unique local twist.

Entertainment

Entertainment can be found in the forms of karting, greyhound racing, Music Hall (The Criterion Blue Town), theatres and cinemas. Local pubs, clubs and events held throughout the year.

Shopping

The market towns of Sittingbourne, Faversham and Sheerness on Sea provide high street retailers mixed with small independent shops. The weekly markets - Sittingbourne's market day is Friday, Faversham market days are Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Sheerness has its market on Tuesdays and Saturdays.There are also specialist artisan markets and other regular Antique and Vintage Markets advertised locally.

Eating Out

Swale's destinations have a wide range of restaurants, eateries, take-aways and public houses that cater for all tastes.

Recreation & Sport

Variety of sporting facilities to enjoy from Golf Clubs to Swale Indoor Bowls. Plus water sports and maritime facilities at Queenborough Harbour and Swale Marina. Enjoy country parks, Nature Reserves and enjoy our open skies and spaces.

Holiday & Activity Centres

Leisure facilities including The Swallows Leisure Centre, Sheppey Leisure Complex and Faversham Swimming Pool.

Conference & Business Facilities

Hempstead House and the Coniston Hotel in Sittingbourne both offer quality conference and business facilities.

Accommodation

A wide range of accommodation available, from bed and breakfasts, farm houses, guest houses, hotels to self catering. Chalet and caravan parks are a feature of the Isle of Sheppey.

Getting There

Road

Swale is accessible from the M2, M20 and A2 routes through Kent.

Rail

High Speed to St Pancras from Faversham as well as mainline trains to Canterbury, Dover & Margate & Ramsgate and up to London Victoria. Branch line from Sittingbourne to Sheerness.

Sea

The nearest channel ports are Dover and Ramsgate.

Air

Closest international airports are London Heathrow and London Gatwick.