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Folkestone Creative Quarter

Address: The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
Phone Number: 01303 842195
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Ranked #16 of 20 Attractions in Folkestone
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Really nice atmosphere in the old town and the high street on the way to the small sandy beach. More shops and coffees seems to have opened. Nice coffees and burgers at Googies. A great day out of London.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

What more could I add, other than come visit any time of the year, and you will always find something on. You can feel the buzz of creativity in the air. People are friendly and welcoming.

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Charlestown, Maryland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Planned on spending time in Folkestone on our trip from Dover to Hastings, but found the shops closed on Mondays. Did find a place to stop for a cup of coffee.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Was in Folkestone for an overnight before a daytrip to France, and with time to kill the night before had a walk around the Cultural Quarter on Saturday late afternoon. Interesting and Unique stores and eating and drinking, in an area that's clearly had money and attention lavished on it - a nice way to spend a little time

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London, United Kingdom
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159 reviews 159 reviews
100 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We went down to Folkestone to see the Christmas Lights switched on in the Old High Street of Folkestone. This cobbled street has many different independent boutiques selling many varied items, from chocolate to jewellery to records to knitwear to art. There was a wonderful group of carol singers singing hymns and carols, then the countdown began at 5.30pm for... More 

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Stanford Le Hope
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Some interesting crafty/quirky gift shops. Loads of galleries ( not our thing) and some nice looking cafes.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

nothing of any worth at this part of Folkestone just little shops selling junk and overpriced rubbish

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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

We were walking in Folkestone to view it as a possible place for wedding guests to stay. Came across this area which looked quaint. Just went up one street which had various art shops. Would have loved to spend more time exploring.

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Kent
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124 reviews 124 reviews
53 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I go into Folkestone quite regular and I decided to pop down to the harbour and the walk took me through the creative quarter. There were art shops and pottery and lots of books. Also there's a shop solely dedicated to the art of Folkestone. I found it very interesting and seeing the site where a gotha bomb was dropped... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
41 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Some very nice shops, galleries and eating places. Looks like of lot of money has been invested to try and make something of Folkstone and in this little oasis it has worked. Now they need to sort the delapadated ferry terminal out, the closed railway station and line, the bare Tarmac area the serves as a seafront and do something... More 

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