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  • Kingsnorth Gardens

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    These formal gardens occupy 3.2 acres of land and provide a peaceful retreat within easy reach of Folkestone town centre. They have a number of significant features including:
    terracing, herbaceous borders, trees & shrubs, statues, ornamental ponds, and a rose garden at the far end.
  • The Bandstand

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    The mile-long cliff-top promenade of The Leas offers sea views to France. Ride the historic Leas Lift down to the Lower Leas Coastal Park for a picnic or a BBQ, then get some sand between your toes on Folkestone's Sunny Sands beach
  • Coastal Playground

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    The coastal park is a wonderful Place to walk and explore the playground is brilliant, well maintained, safe and lots of fun! Good places to picnic and the Mermaid cafe is great for meals, snacks & ice cream!
    Attractive walk from Folkestone to Sandgate, close to the sea. The park has facilities for barbecues and picnics and areas for children to play. There is a small arena where bands often play and the grounds alongside the walk are well planted.
  • The Leas Lift

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    Originally installed in 1885, in Folkestone, Kent, the Grade II Listed Leas Lift is a funicular railway which carries passengers between the seafront and the promenade. It is one of the oldest water lifts in the UK.
    The lift operates using water and gravity and is controlled from a small cabin at the top of the cliff. It has carried more than 50 million people since it opened, in a process that is especially energy efficient. The lift has a very small carbon footprint as it emits no pollution and recycles all of the water used to drive the cars.
  • The Folkestone Memorial Arch

    Years of planning, fundraising and hard work by the local charity Step Short have come together in a tribute to the millions of service men and women who passed through Folkestone on their way to support the war effort during the 1914-18 conflict. The Folkestone Memorial Arch is situated at the top of Remembrance Road in Folkestone which was where many soldiers, nurses and civilians from all nations walked down to the harbour to the order “Step Short”.
  • Folkestone Harbour

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    A beautiful little harbour - and tidal which is not common. You can hire a kayak to explore the inner and outer harbours, see Cornelia Parker's mermaid looking out over the sea, discover a couple of Tracey Emin's baby things and find several other amazing artworks by international artists where you might not expect to find them.
    Children love the fountain, the seafood stall provides a tasty snack and restaurants offer a choice of menus. A walk through the arches takes one to Sunny Sands overlooked by Folkestone's own 'Little Mermaid'.
  • Martello Towers

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    Tower 1 stands 200 feet up on the cliffs above East Wear Bay, within sight of Towers 2 and 3 below, all of which could have benefitted from the addition of moats. It was quite possibly used by the Coast Blockade and Coast Guard, but was described as unoccupied and missing its outer skin of brickwork as early as 1870.
  • The Warren

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    Folkestone Warren is of considerable biological, geological and physiographical interest. The site encompasses the range of marine and terrestrial habitats associated with the chalk cliffs, and with the underlying Gault clay and Lower Greensand. These habitats support outstanding assemblages of plants and invertebrates together with individual species which are nationally uncommon.
    In 1924, The Warren was given by Lord Radnor to the Corporation of Folkestone but with the stipulation that there was to be no grazing.
  • Creative Quarter

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    The Creative Quarter is an area of Folkestone that has been developed by the Creative Foundation, a charity launched in 2002, to regenerate Folkestone through the arts, the creative industries and education.
    The Creative Quarter has become home to a thriving collection of artists’ studios and creative businesses and offers aspiring artists, retailers and business people a chance to become a part of this lively and ever-growing community.
  • Sunny Sands

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    Sunny Sands Beach is a hugely popular sandy beach at the eastern end of the Stade and Folkestone Harbour. It is a firm favourite with families throughout the summer, with good facilities nearby including WCs and cafés, pubs and beach shops.
  • Battle of Britain Memorial

    Battle of Britain Memorial
  • St. Mary & St. Eanswythe's Parish Church

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    St Mary and St Eanswythe
    Christ Church
    St John the Baptist
    St Peter
    St Saviour
    Holy Trinity
    St Augustine
    St George
  • Eurotunnel

    At nearby Cheriton, the Channel Tunnel takes passengers and freight to the continent by rail. The tunnel consists of three parallel tunnels running between the respective portals, or tunnel entrances, at either end. There are two rail tunnels, measuring 7.6 m (25 ft) in diameter and about 30 m (98 ft) apart, which carry trains north-west and south-east. Between the rail tunnels is a service tunnel, 4.8 m (16 ft) in diameter, which is connected by cross-passages to the main tunnels at intervals of approximately 375 m (1,230 ft). The service tunnel, served by narrow rubber-tyred vehicles, gives maintenance workers access to the rail tunnels and provides a route for escape during emergencies.
  • Folkstone Racecourse

    The War and Peace Revival returns to Folkestone Racecourse this year from 16-20 July 2014. Join them as they mark the centenary of the start of WW1, the 75th anniversary of the start of WW2 and the 70th anniversaries of both D-Day and Arnhem. Learn about the Great War among the trenches and view the beautifully preserved uniforms and personal items.
    Featuring military and civilian re-enactors, living history, battle re-enactments and arena events, military vehicles, vintage entertainment, book signings, shopping, funfair and models it’s a great family day out! The Vintage Village features civilian displays from the 1930s to the 1960s including Home Front, Land Army (with real cows!) classic cars, vintage fashion features and makeovers and much more - something for everyone whether you're into the military side or just vintage living. Live music day and night gives a real festival feel to the world’s biggest military vehicle event. Camping available with exclusive evening entertainment so you won’t miss out on a moment!

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