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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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Great fun, very nostalgic

The lift reminded me of childhood holidays, we were the only ones using it but the attendant was most obliging and we did not have to wait for more people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The lift reminded me of childhood holidays, we were the only ones using it but the attendant was most obliging and we did not have to wait for more people.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

I visited recently with my family on an extremely hot day. We waited in the queue for 25 minutes, which was fine, it was popular that day and my children enjoyed watching it go up and down. But a woman with a baby was in a cart waiting for it to go. The staff shut the door and just left... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

for the cost of less than a pint, take a ride in this little piece of history and help keep it alive for future generations

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Teesside County Borough, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great to help you get to the top of the cliff but could do with some TLC. There is a similar lift in Saltburn which is kept in much better condition.

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lacashire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After four previous visits when the lift was closed, we finally got to ride on it. Fascinating mode of transport though and the staff were lovely.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Wonderful piece of history. If you are in Folkestone pay the lift a visit and experience history in action.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I am really scared of these types of lifts, but this one has cured my fear of lifts forever, now I always go on these types of lifts where ever I see one. This lift has a good shop which sells good souvenirs. You can take dogs and bikes on the lift for a small fee.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great lift great area at the top to relax. If you are in the area I would highly reccomend going! My kids loved it

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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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