Things to do in Folkestone

With a rich history combined with modern developments, Folkestone is fast becoming the place to be on the Kentish coast. From urban art exhibits to victorian promenades there is something for everyone in this seaside retreat.

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Leas Cliff Hall

Located next door to us at the Clifton Hotel the Leas Cliff Hall has always held a special place in our hearts. Hosting everything from concerts to comedy there is something for everyone. Keep an eye out this year for the likes of Jimmy Carr, The Shires and many more.

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Lower Leas Costal Park

Winner of a Green Flag award and placed in the top ten per cent of all attractions worldwide by TripAdvisor. This green space caters for all with large play areas for children and quiet areas for contemplation.

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Kent Battle of Britain Museum

Boasting the worlds largest collection of artefacts from the Battle of Britain this museum tells an important story for not only the local area but the country as a whole.

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Folkestone Harbour Arm

The former commercial heart of Folkestone has now been reinvented. Now home to a variety of food and drink vendors as well as a key organiser of seasonal events it is a must-see.

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Folkestone Museum

Exploring the origins of our town to the victorian era where the roots of modern Folkestone take hold. The perfect way to learn more about the place you have chosen to stay.

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Elham Valley Line Trust Countryside Centre & Railway Museum

Dedicated to preserving railway history this museum is entirely run by volunteers. Recreating the Elham Valley Railway Line this museum allows its visitors to step back into the past.

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Folkestone Creative Quater

Developed by Creative Folkestone the Creative Quarter has breathed new life into Folkestone. Combining performance spaces, bars, galleries and places to shop the new heart of Folkstone never sleeps.

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The Tower Theatre

Operated by Folkestone & Hythe Operatic & Dramatic Society the former church and now theatre boasts a seated capacity of 285 in the auditorium. Home to Folkestone's Jazz Club it is ideal for music lovers

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The Crypt at St Leonard's Church

One of only two ossuaries in the UK this site is incredibly rare. Located in Hythe one of our neighbouring towns it is definitely worth the trip.

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The Leas Promande

Formerly owned by Lord Radnor this promenade has been a popular destination since the reign of Queen Victoria. New artworks have only helped enhance the surroundings and view of the English Channel.

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Church of St Mary and St Eanswythe

Whilst largely rebuilt in the 19th century this church hold secret's far older. Home to the reliquary of Saint Eanswith who founded the first nunnery in England. A must-see for all history lovers.