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Address: The Stade, Folkestone, England

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An interesting harbour

There is a lot of history embedded in Folkestone Harbour, the Golden Arrow met the ferry here, it was a major cross channel port before Dover took over, fishermen still work... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

There is a lot of history embedded in Folkestone Harbour, the Golden Arrow met the ferry here, it was a major cross channel port before Dover took over, fishermen still work from the harbour. There are pubs cafes and restaurants and there is a sandy beach nearby. Well worth a visit.

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Dorset Uk
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Perhaps I am missing something here. Closed railway line and station. Large car parks. Nothing open at 10 am on a Friday morning, albeit off-season. True lots of little boats in the harbour all bobbing around as little boats do, but that was about it apart from the disused swing bridge, but that was all fenced off with no explanatory... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Small fishing boats either standing ready or having a sleep on their sides.... a very picture perfect sort of place. Surrounded by all the seaside holiday types of bars and 'things'.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

No amusements any more as all closed down now. I remember as a child, going to the Rotunda and playing on the penny slots. There's no little bingo places any more. This is a great place for walking and seeing the historical area but if you have a wheelchair person, it's all up hill and very cobbly.

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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Wonderful the boats in the harbour the sound of the gulls and the wind clinking the boats masts together lovely walk up the cobblestone old town streets with its old shops Walk along the harbour and sit on the bench and admire the wonderful ocean but stop at chummys first

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love the quaint little harbour with the boats moored there. Several pubs surround the harbour and fresh fish and shellfish can be purchased in the harbour. A small beach to the side is great for families wanting to be on the sandy shore. For the more energetic a walk up the hill to a Martello tower will get the muscles... More 

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Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

lrailway not used either.ovely views had a walk round harbour not used now, boats tied upliked the harbour and the views, nothing to dislike.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Love Folkestone harbour, it would be more in place in Cornwall not Kent where are harbours tend to be a little bland. This one is quaint and you are impelled to take photos at high or low tide. I walked round the port the other day and it is worth a look. The disused train station that once took the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A walk through the arch by the inner harbour, and along past the outer harbour to Sunny Sands beach, is pleasant even in winter. For visitors to the Burstin hotel, it's just the right distance before going back in. The beach is the only sandy cove for miles.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

you've got to take a walk along the seafront. Well worth the hike! Even though it was raining and very windy it was exhilarating! Much better though from Easter onward as the cafes will be open too.

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