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Leas Promenade

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Address: The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2DZ, England
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This is a taste of England at its traditional best. For over a century people have strolled along this beautiful lawned downs with views of the English Channel. The Leas is also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a taste of England at its traditional best. For over a century people have strolled along this beautiful lawned downs with views of the English Channel. The Leas is also overlooked by some incredibly grand old houses and hotels. Very enjoyable even on a wintry day but at it's best in the sun or during the annual air... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

what a walk it took us all the way to Hythe very peacefull areas to stop for a rest and take in the views

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

You must walk the whole length of the Leas to gain the Edwardian feeling of this area. From the fabulous Band Stand and the Leas Cliff Hall to the Water driven Leas lift. Another must site to visit in Folkestone.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This has to be one of the best walks in Kent. Highly recommended. The leas overlook the Channel on a clear day you can see France from the Leas. The flower beds are very well kept and there are many benches to sit on. Perfect for a picnic on a nice day.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

In it's seaside holiday hey days Folkestone must have burned quite brightly. But these days it's a shell of it former self. The Leas Promenade is quaint and takes you back to a time when it had probably seen better days. It's was a nice walk down to the beach. Scenic and peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lovely views, level walking, relaxing experience. Close to the town centr with many hotels and venues to get refreshments. There is a bandstand where different groups entertain and easy access to the beach.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stay at the top and it's a nice flat level walk into Folkestone centre to the Road of Rememberance and the new World war 1 Memorial Arch. Sit at one of the many benches and look out to sea with views along the coast and over to France Take the steps or winding path down to the coast and Lower... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

On a good day you can see France from up on the Leas. There are great views from here, The Harbour area, The Grand Hotel where you can take Tea in The Palm Court Bistro, the SEA !The memorial opened this year by Prince Harry commemorating the Fallen in The wars.If you wish you can walk towards Sandgate.There are benches... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Lovely area to walk, great sea views and the new arch on the Road of RembranceYou can go down to the beach via the zigzag path

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Dover, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Wonderful for walking. Beautiful view over the Channel. Look out for the memorial arch and sit on a few of the benches and listen to the stories of soldiers.

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