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The Leas Lift

Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 1QJ, England
01303 210047
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in Folkestone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A trip back in time, water operated lift,which moves at speed up and down the cliff very efficiently

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Brux, France
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

What a great experience - it is a bit like a fairground ride in the way it makes your tummy flip. Certainly saves your legs walking back up or down to the sea front.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Was really fun to go on the old lifts. Not a bad price either. We had walked the hills to the town the previous day and were pleased we found the lifts so we didn't have to do it again. Lovely views. No waiting time.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Not much to say, really. It does feel amazing to go on a lift that has been there for so long, still in use to this day. It was faster than we expected, and you get an awesome view as you go up.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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57 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

An interesting cliff ride down to the beach area. The ride up and down is the best bit as at the bottom little of interest to see

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Folkestone, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Brilliant, only £1 for one way, free for buggys, staff are friendly. Quick & easy way to get to the lower leas cliff (: x

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

only a pound per person but definately a good thing to have as its quite a hike from beach back up to promenade and in the case of me yesterday having been on a really long stoll had very tired legs and couldn't face the uphill climb to the top so took the lift . Not quite as high as... More

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Kent
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is one of the very few remaining Victorian lifts and needs to be used or we may loose it. The people who operate the lifts have worked tirelessly to preserve this for generations to come and if the improvements of the town go ahead this will be an asset.

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Riverside, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Beautiful way to travel down the cliff. Staff was friendly. The lift was old but something you would see in the movies for its excellent location and charm.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It a nice short ride and only £1 for adults and 80p for children, very nice view over the sea, it get very hot and stuffy inside when its hot but your not in it for to long,

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