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The Leas Lift

Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 1QJ, England
01303 210047
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Ranked #2 of 22 attractions in Folkestone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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  • English first
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Expensive, but if you are only going up, then not bad. The older you are, the more you will appreciate it. My 85 year old mother did.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My Partner, myself and two of our friends enjoyed the trip up the cliff in the lift. We were seen to very quickly and the accessibility (wheelchairs/pushchairs) was very good. The staff were very friendly. All round it was a very good (and cheap) experience.

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Troon, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

this is a very old water worked lift , very like the one at Scarborough a bit shaky not good if scared of heights

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

So glad the Leas lift has been kept running, a true Folkestone institution. Also glad they bought a bottle of WD40 as the nasty squeaking is no longer an issue

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The views from this lift are beautiful, the lift it's self felt very safe and was very clean only down fall is the younger guy out of the 2 seems to have an attitude problem, except that I'd recommend the lift x

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My 92-year-old mother - a wheelchair user - and I enjoyed our ascent and descent immensely. The two men running the place couldn't have been more helpful; the views over the English Channel towards France, and along the side of the cliff, were great; and the history of this Victorian water-powered lift is very interesting, too. Folkestone citizens should be... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Nice gift shop with souvernirs, novelties, sweets and snack. Charming lift with premium seaside view. Great way to ascend or descend the cliff, but one way should suffice. Combine with the zig-zag path.

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Euxton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great to go on this old Victorian tram up from the beach to the town centre. Only £1 per person, great experience for the kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is an old Victorian water powered railway running up the side of the cliff. It was very cheap to ride it and the wheelchair passenger was free. Both the guys that run it are very helpful and cheery. The view is spectacular nod the whole ride was an enjoyable experience. We'll worth a revisit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I use a wheelchair. Boy, were these guys helpful. I recommend this lift. Once at the top you're in town. At the bottom you're on the beach. A great experience. Awesome.

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