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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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Victorian Style

A really great way to get up and down from The Lees to the Lower Lees. The staff were brilliant helping my elderly nan on and off in her wheelchair. A quick and relaxing way to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Richard W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A really great way to get up and down from The Lees to the Lower Lees. The staff were brilliant helping my elderly nan on and off in her wheelchair. A quick and relaxing way to travel and only £1.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

great lift, nice to see it still being used. enjoy and its only a £1 and its great to how it works with the water tanks.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Every visitor to Folkestone should travel on this unique, Victorian Vernacular. It is the easiest and quickest route to the beach and play area and children love it! Great views of the English Channel too. Powered by water = eco friendly :-)

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

cheap and fun, great quick treat for children young and old, much easier than all the steps down to the seafront.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Essential to support those running and preserving this funicular - our Victorian forefathers had so much faith and hope in the future. They would collapse in tears if they could see [Asda and the shopping centre etc] Folkestone [granted with some exceptions] and the country in general now. Only a £1. Essential.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Was an enjoyable lift down to the beach. Made life a bit easier with a pram to get down. Baby was very excited watching out front window

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The lift is a water balanced funicular which was opened in 1885. As a former mechanical designer with lift and escalator experience, I always wonder about the maintenance of such equipment, but then it has been going this long!!! For those older folk, like me, the lift to the top was very welcome after a long walk.

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Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Bit of a geek when it comes to old engineering...it is a fantastic bit of history and a good view as you go up the track.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

It is well worth supporting this Victorian lift . Just about £1.00 . From down you can look up to see the water gushing out working the lift.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Not much you can say really, it's £1 and does the Job, has tea and coffee facilities and you can buy sweets and cans of drinks. Pushchairs and Prams allowed, as well as wheelchair Friendly too.

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