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Leas Promenade

The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2DZ, England
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Folkestone
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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192 reviews 192 reviews
62 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Leas Promenade was great for walking and overlooking the English Channel. Enjoyed viewing the Road of Remembrance and looking at the red crocheted poppies attached to the fence. It can get quite windy being by the channel. Stairs lead down to the shore and there is a lift available (for a small fee) to get back to the top.

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
40 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Big hotels and houses charaterise this area of Folkestone, which is still pleasant despite clearly having seen better days. The cliff railway still runs, and there are good views from the top, and a good walk down to the harbour at the end. Typical seaside resort of a bygone age of British tourism..

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