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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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Amazing the workers so nice a great educational tour for kids to loved the experience and cost tuppence to do so wish you all the best boys! Hope the engineers girlfriends betsy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing the workers so nice a great educational tour for kids to loved the experience and cost tuppence to do so wish you all the best boys! Hope the engineers girlfriends betsy and heather keep on going 😁

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was fine, except we werent told about the cost before getting aboard and there werent any signs either. Luckily I had cash on me.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The children loved this Victorian costal lift, staff were very pleasant and helpful. Saved the legs on the way up, and walked down!

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Good old fashioned way to avoid climbing the steps up and down the hillside to the sea front. Worth the 80p it cost just for the novelty value. Brilliant engineering and i believe this water powered lift is now a 1 off? fascinating for adults and kids.......

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Got on at the bottom by the beach, there is a little gift shop which sells sweets, magnets, postcards and soft drinks, there are no toilets in this shop. You stay in the gift shop until the lift assistant calls you through and it is £1 pee trip and the lift carries 14 people. I was the only one in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Folkestone cliff lift is a water balanced funicular opened 130 years ago is apparently substantially intact as built. It operates in the summer months and is a unique way to get down to the beach.

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England
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Excellent and reasonably priced lift which only takes a few minutes. Watch the water powering the lift when you get to the top.

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

love these lifts saves legs so you dont have to walk up the long hill, lovely view, and nice to see old machine still working

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had our grandchildren with us this day and they wanted to go up , so we did and they really enjoyed there selves and was excited going up in the cable car .It is well worth going up as you don't have to walk up the hill ha ha .Once you was at the top the view was lovely... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We regularly use this lift , our grandson 4 loves and what a great way to teach him hydraulics ..water in , water out .. Beautiful Victorian Engineering at its best! Don't leave Folkestone without using this amazing lift !

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