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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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Well worth a trip.

Excellent way to park the car on. The beach car park and get the lift up to town and the Leas. Excellent views over the channel. Sensational experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Denise M
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent way to park the car on. The beach car park and get the lift up to town and the Leas. Excellent views over the channel. Sensational experience.

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Thank Denise M
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Astonishing little bit of history is wonderful to ride on, or just to stand and watch! I tend to walk down to the beach and come back up using the lift. I find it fascinating to watch how it all works, and I bring all my guests.

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Thank EllieofFolkestone
Kent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like revisiting Victorian times in Folkestone - clean carriages and friendly enthusiastic staff. Not bad price either.

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1 Thank 441mia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cars weren't here . Maybe they are removed for winter and put into storage . There was nothing at the top to explain why they were shut and missing but there mightve been at the bottom .

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Thank Tammy772
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Keep using the lift. A great walk along the front finished with a ride up the lift. Stunning. Makes for a good reason to walk the seafront. Staff pleasant and helpful, even got to see the pump house. Amazing technology for its day.

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1 Thank RiggsyTrips
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

It's a glorious piece of history with a view of France on a sunny day. Kids and adults alike love it (well they do in our family). It's dog friendly (small charge) as well as wheelchair and buggy friendly (currently free) and a quick, cheap and easy way to go from the beach to the gorgeous Leas and town centre... More 

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Thank rebeccae438
folkestone
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Took my grandaughters who enjoyed their science lesson. This venue needs supporting otherwise it will close. It is run by volunteers

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Thank Janet_MFolkestone
Phnom Penh
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158 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Charming piece of engineering,which is still working after 150 years. It obviously has some water leaks, with water dripping out, but is still goes up and down. Actually run as a community initiative. Bit pricey for a short ride.

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Thank Marc D
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Visited the leas lift on many occasions. Excellent value for money. Staff are lovely. A real gem in a lovely seaside town.

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1 Thank kellymfinch
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Its a must if your going to the Leas with the kids continue walking down the front until you reach it. Its pennies really and its interesting to see how it works by way of water. Kids love it and so do we!

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Thank Maz S

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