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The Leas Lift

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Address: Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 1QJ, England
Phone Number: 01303 210047
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Interesting and historic, and provides a fun way to reach the town from the beach. Give it a go for a pound!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting and historic, and provides a fun way to reach the town from the beach. Give it a go for a pound!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I love the Leas lift and the fact that it is still in full working order it is the last remaining water lift i believe in Folkestone and you get amazing views out across the harbour as you ride up to the leas or down to the lower sandgate rd well worth a trip

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

After a long day of walking around Folkestone and the Lower Leas Coastal Park we took the Leas Lift up to the top. It was very interesting and a fun ride.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The leas lift is a must for all visitors to folkestone.It dates back to the 19th century and its one of the oldest water lifts in the Uk plus a single trip cost just a £1.The lift i think is over a 125 years old so yes it is going to squeak (some review previous complained about it! not sure... More 

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Northampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

old lift worked by water. Very interesting. Costs a pound.Gets you up and down the cliff easily. What more can I say. Silly rules Trip advisor!

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Scotland
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

give it a try, well worth the £1 fee. used it on the way back from the shore front. Does not take long, but seemed very popular.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Rediscovering child hood days I went with my wife to visit The Folkestone cliff lift, A water balanced funicular opened in 1885, that needs some TLC but basically remains the same as it did in my youth. Alledgedly the lift has already carried about 50,000,000 passengers and little wonder. Few sea side attractions offer such a view of the English... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great , quirky old fashioned experience , which is a must after a long tiring walk along the seafront below.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The last of its kind. Great views going up and down. Fares are very reasonable. Enjoyed rides a lot. I would recommend to any visitor. Dogs allowed. Several trips every hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A different way to save your legs from the steep coastal path Good to find a well maintained unusual mode of transport

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Additional Information about The Leas Lift

Address: Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 1QJ, England
Phone Number: 01303 210047
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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