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Leas Promenade

The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2DZ, England
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Ranked #3 of 24 Attractions in Folkestone
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Just visited some friends who bought a flat in the West End to escape London and after a quick ride on the train (55 mns) I decided to visit the town. They are located in the West End behind the Leas and I have to say it looks like a little Notting Hill by the sea. Beautiful architecture, so green!... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I am lucky enough to live on the Leas and what a beautiful place it is , from the new Memorial Arch to the end of the leas is approx. 1 mile , its a wonderful experience of flowers , trees , the sound of Birds and the wonderful lawn areas, and topping all this , it overlooks the English... More

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Oldbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The lees promenade was clean with good views overlooking the sea and nice and flat .we saw the memorial to the people who were killed and the soldiers who left from Folkestone in1914 war.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Well laid out, clean, sea on one side, climb up the steps & you come to the big hotels. Short stroll to the town centre

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful area of Folkestone. On one side the sea with amazing views of France. On the other side great Edwardian Architecture with beautiful streets (Clifton Crescent, Earls Avenue), the two imposing Metropole and Grand Hotels. Beautiful houses too towards the end of the leas and you can carry on till Sandgate ( H G Wells old house) and come back... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I liked the footpath. It has nice views over the English Channel to France. It is walked by many people in the day time. I am not sure I would want to be out there at night. I met good people there

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

went for a walk along the leas, stopped at a café , ordered coffee sat outside. A rat ran past me into the café, having a huge fear of them made me want to leave, a local told me that they hang around the bins all time and was not unusual . I left in a hurry not for me

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Brux, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The local council have done a great job in making this a very pleasant walk. New statue to commemorate the 1st world war is something no one should miss. The flower beds are a treat. What a wonderful way to spend a sunny afternoon.

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hythe
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Love it, clean well kept gardens superb views a lovely place to walk or just sit and look at the sea The arch of rememberance is a stunner especially at night, plenty of seating if you can;t walk too far at once. My only crit is why do some people think the keep dogs on leads does not apply to... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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60 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Leas was great. First time we have visited and walked the length. I would prefer a better choice of cafes for a rest and drink

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