The 'atmospheric' British market town where Bob Geldof has lived for more than 35 years

Bob Geldof Faversham

Bob Geldof has owned a property in Faversham

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 02/11/2023

- 05:00

Updated: 03/11/2023

- 08:36

Bob Geldof has lived in a picturesque part of the UK for more than 35 years

Bob Geldof shot to fame in the Boomtown Rats and has maintained popularity as a singer, songwriter and political activist.

Born in Ireland, he chose a quiet part of England to settle down in.

Bob has lived in the market town of Faversham since the 1980s.

He would also visit Midge Ure's home through the years, which had a built-in recording studio.

Faversham is a peaceful area in Kent, perfect for a relaxing walk or a day browsing at the markets.


There are lots of peaceful places to walk in the area


He has lived in the 12th century Davington Priory since moving to the area.

It is a grade II listed mansion near a historical church.

Faversham is a popular option for tourists hoping to get a break from the city of London.

Although it is a peaceful area, the rush of London is just over one hour away by car.

Faversham has large lakes and lots of greenery to enjoy a peaceful walk in.

It is home to the Oare Marshes Nature Reserve, a great place to see some nature.

Those who have visited have given it an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Tripadvisor.

A recent visitor left a review. It said: "Remote, peaceful, atmospheric part of the north Kent coast."

Oare Marshes Nature Reserve

The area includes the popular Oare Marshes Nature Reserve


Another agreed, stating: "[It's] a great day out. Worth a few hours here walking around the reserve, so much wildlife."

One more added: "This has been our favourite place over the last year plus. Great views and nature that changes with the seasons.

"There are several walking options and plenty of bird life. We have seen owls; herons; cormorants; and lots of coots and swans."

This comes as Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant lives by a "beautiful" English forest with "great" walks.

The Cure's Robert Smith owns a home in a "peaceful" part of the UK with "beautiful" beaches.

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