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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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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Nice little trip up! Cheap to and great views from the top over the sea! Staff were really nice to, and a little shop for your souvenirs

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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English first
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Nice little trip up! Cheap to and great views from the top over the sea! Staff were really nice to, and a little shop for your souvenirs

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Not a huge attraction, and doesn't take long to experience the ride (30 seconds at the most ?), but a somewhat nostalgic remnant of Folkestone's past. Apparently, it's the oldest working lift of it's kind in England ! What it does have, is access to the Leas (if you park your car in one of the car-parks on the seafront).... More 

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Kent
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This lift has been around in Folkestone for many years now. It was there when I was a little girl and I remember my parents taking me up in it to the top of the Leas. A quicker way to get up there than the steps or zig zag path. There are lovely views as you go up or down.... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

well kept, and prevents a steep and long walk. this lift is well maintained and takes you from the leas near the memorial arch down to the park in just a minute. with a wonderful view either going up or down.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Went on this as a kid many years ago, so was very pleased to find it still in excellent condition and providing a regular service.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Whilst the dog got a little scared as it wobbled a bit, what a lovely view from the lift car as it was pulled up to the top. Well worth the ride. We had had the loveliest walk along the Leas which are a credit to the people of Folkestone and the lift to the town was a joy to... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

It is an interesting ride and an issue way up to the town from a walk on the front. Well worth the cheap fare and important we support it to keep it from falling into disrepair.

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Sandgate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

There's not really much you can say about a form of transport really is there! However, reading some of the reviews I thought I would add my views. I use this lift most weeks. Yes it's old (hence being of historic interest!), and yes it's squeeky (as one reviewer mentioned!) - if you were as old as this lift I... More 

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Folkestone, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My twin boys love going on this, it's an amazing thing to do! It's a fab price not overly priced and takes you right into the top of the leas. Staff are always smiley and helpful with the pram suitable for all ages!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The lift is an iconic piece of Folkestone's heritage and is only running after many years of support and hard work, by a dedicated group of enthusiasts. It won't "blow your socks off" by way of huge g-forces or massive acceleration. It will make you feel proud and so much nicer than sweating your way up the alternative paths. Even... More 

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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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