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The Leas Lift

Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 1QJ, England
01303 210047
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Folkestone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

It was great, like going into the past of Folkestone, people operating the vernicalur railway were very helpful.We need to keep these things going!!

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Stanford Le Hope
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

After a long walk along the Leas we treated ourselves to the lift up. Such great value at £1 per adult - they could so easily charge silly money. It felt like a step back in time, it's so great this is still running - great to support local history. It was a 30 second ride but great value.

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Cardiff
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A novel form of transportation as it is water powered. It only takes a couple of minutes for the journey and costs £1 or 50 pence for pensioners. Friendly, voluntary staff running it.

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kent
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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A brilliant way to get down to the beach area, an even better way to get up! There is a lot to see in the area around the top of the lift. The lovely open space of the Leas and plenty of lovely sea views. The newly built Arch just a few yards from the Lift entrance commemorates the soldiers... More

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Leeds
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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a unique experience for children and adults to get from the beach of folkestone up to the top of the town. Amazing how it is run with water and actually went a lot faster than we expected.

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Something quaint in Kent, over a hundred years old and still going to this day. it is open from June to November.

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Essex
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is almost he last cliff lift in the country. Rescued by enthusiasts that have rescued it from destruction.The local council as usual disregarded this as a waste of funds but now it's up and running from the help of private individuals it now is a must visit if in Folkestone

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kent
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Wonderful to have this back in use. Such an experience especially with grandchildren in tow. Great value for money and wonderful views on the way up and from the top.

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

very cheap being only 0.80 pence each way for an old bloke like me but it saves having to climb a steep hill and also it is a very charming look back into the last century

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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62 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Great way to avoid the hill, a lovely experience looking out over the Channel to France, pity the fairground has long gone! Once at the top the attendant greeted us with a smile on his face and he was ready to help anyone in need of it. A small fee of £1 to ascend to the Leas giving access to... More

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