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Folkestone Harbour

The Stade, Folkestone, England
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Ranked #12 of 24 Attractions in Folkestone
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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207 reviews 207 reviews
63 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Whenever we visit Folkestone which is usually several times a year, The Harbour resembles a giant Gypsy Tart as the tide is out. We must obviously pick the wrong time of the day most times. However, there is a great charm and visuality about the harbour, water or not, and the same marine odours, and sea birds are present, which... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you like sites of dereliction and post apocalyptic landscapes then you will love this. Great art installations as part of the Folkestone trienniale in the derelict railway station. ( in another part of the harbour there was seafood and views - or at least there would have been if not for the sea mist.

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Brighton
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Lots of art down by the harbour (until 2 November) and a chance to explore the old station. Also lots of cafes and restaurants - from the cheap and cheerful to the very posh!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

wonderful place to visit it got its own identity, Lovely people around and great to find the hidden history about this place...

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Lovely little harbour (when the tide is high, the color of the water is amazing!), plenty to see around and nice places to eat around.

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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

This little harbour was so important to WW! this was the last place that many of our brave soldiers arrived at to catch the boat to France, a thousands and thousands never so it again [god bless them] now its full of Fishing boats of every size and colour , who bring the bounty of the sea to the tables... More

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Belper
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It was a great sunny day both Ollie and Emily enjoyed the time we had , even though I only have a two seat car they took turns !! We looked at the 'gold diggers' on the beach lol Emily thought they were silly! The best thing about the harbour is there is some thing for everyone

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Greater London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went for the weekend mainly for the Triennial Art Event and had a wander around. I think Folkestone has had bad press in the past and, quite frankly, I wasn't expecting much. However, I was very pleasantly surprised - it is a lovely town with plenty to do and see. The harbour area has pubs and coffee / eating... More

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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

Loved this little harbour, surrounded by artwork, the bamboo structure was amazing. Watching the digger demolishing the old harbour buildings was fun. Interesting to see what it all becomes in a couple of years

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

Very nice harbour just minutes away from London. It has improved a lot lately. Loads to eat around including the now famous Rocksalt, the Smokehouse for very good Fish and Chips and great seafood stalls around. Hopefully the area will get better with the regeneration of the town. The only white Elephant is that ugly massive Burstin Hotel. You can... More

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