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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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Fabulous truly british

We loved it our daughter wanted to go up and down all day The view is brilliant and the Whole experience is worth every penny From the ticket lady to taking your place in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Sally P
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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We loved it our daughter wanted to go up and down all day The view is brilliant and the Whole experience is worth every penny From the ticket lady to taking your place in the tram then the sound of the tram is awesome there is a wonderful walk at the top It's very well looked after and very well... More 

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Kent United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Closed for the day we visited but have used it many times. It is privately owned and well look after and unique a really good way to get from the seafront up to the town and reasonably priced.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Unique feature of Folkestone that is interesting to see in operation and to travel in. It offers a wonderful alternative (in the upwards direction) to ascending from the shore line to the cliff edge effortlessly!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This old piece of Victorian engineering, driven up and down the cliff by Ed, who is a lovely chap, is a must do when visiting Folkestone. A beautiful view across the channel from the top, followed by an enchanting walk through the lower leas park where you can find a wonderful playground for the kids or just have a nice... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Really lovely place to visit.The children had a fun time exploring the area with so much to see. The beach has been done really nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

I love this lift. Folkestone is my hometown and a couple of years ago they thought they were going to close- thank God they didn't or Folkestone would have lost a community gem!

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Fun and interesting for the little ones and will save us adults a lot of walking down to the front. Great prices and long opening hours in the summer months.

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This lift takes you from the beach up to the top of leas, it was built either at the turn of the century or in the 20s, I presume to take beach goers up to the top of the Leas, it works on a water system that pulls the lift up and sends it down. Its quite historic and I... More 

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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This lift is a must if you are visiting the coastal park!! Great fun for the kids and also fascinating as it's water powered!!

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I love the Leas Lift. It is great fun to travel on and the staff are so very friendly - always ready with a little joke or two. It is so handy and saves so much time if you just want a nice walk round the harbour etc without a long steep walk at either end. Long... More 

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