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The Leas Lift

Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 1QJ, England
01303 210047
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Ranked #2 of 24 Attractions in Folkestone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It was a very interesting experience. It's just a short, 2, 3 min ride but very cheap and all money goes to the renovation of it. Very helpful staff and worth to go.

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Brighton
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of the few water-powered funicular railways left in Britain. 80p a trip for pensioners! An great experience in itself and it saves you a walk.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

What a lovely find - practical (saving a steep descent for some tired legs) but also a delight to find it was powered by water

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Lovely little ride up the cliff side, reasonably priced. Little cafe and shop at the bottom ideal for a cuppa

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It's just a lovely piece of engineering to enjoy, well worth the £1. It costs, we always make sure we go on the Leas Lift, it would be a crying shame if this was to ever shut down.

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United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Leas lift is an amazing part of Folkestone History as it is I believe one of only two water run lifts left in the UK. It is well worth the ride and good value for money. The staff are helpful and knowledgable about the lifts history. They sell tea and coffee at the bottom of the lift. Well worth... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This lift is one of only a few left in the country, it take you down to the lower Leas and Beach. It has been operating for decades apart from maintenance. while traveling down to the Lower Leas , you get a fantastic view of the Channel , its like being in a plane. Another good reason to use it... More

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UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wow - fabulous views over the beach and only £1 - bargain! It's like going back in time. Well worth a visit and very afforadable for families which is good these days.

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canterbury kent
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely old piece of history ask staff whatever and they know all....xxxcccccxccccccxxxxccxxxccinteresting

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Bygone age and free when you park in the ca rpark at the bottom of the cliff, friendly staff member at top who obviously has a passion for the lift

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