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Folkestone Creative Quarter

The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
01303 842195
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Ranked #18 of 23 attractions in Folkestone
Type: Neighborhoods
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Returned this weekend to Folkestone after 12 years away and was surprised to see the real efforts being made to improve the town, which believe me is long overdue and promises to be one heck of a task. The Creative Area isn't great as a whole but is very good in parts and there was a real buzz in some... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Years since I've have been to this area of Folkestone. Was impressed with the work that is going on and range of small independent shops finding their niche. Of course it will take time to establish but give it time and this should become a 'place to go' in Folkestone. I hope they receive enough trade and visitors to thrive.

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middlesex, uk
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Cafes, galleries, craft shops all appearing as the premises are refurbished making it a more pleasant stroll to the harbour than it has been for years.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

In the Old High Street which winds down from the main shopping area to the harbour it is reminiscent in many ways to a Cornish Village but it contains many shops selling unusual items and artifacts that are not found in many of our cloned shopping areas. Worth a rummage.

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WGC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Under development at the moment. Workmen and fencing about. Empty shops. Not worth the effort to finding it.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The old high street has some interesting shops but more is needed. It's a pity the rock shop was allowed to close. It should have been kept open as a tourist attraction.

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Troon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This area has plenty of art shops and galleries, we were looking in one, the owner is very pleasant, he is busy working on a commission for English Rugby, it is truly amazing cant wait to see the finished painting unveiled, his name is Shane Record, if in Folkestone well worth a visit

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Can remember this area as a kid when we holidayed this way and can't believe how shabby it all now looks. Most shops are closed.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Lots of different shops & galleries leading to the Creative Quarter. Plenty of places to pop into for a bite to eat or a good coffee.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Having recently moved to Folkestone, and being a few minutes walk from the Creative Quarter, my hubby and I feel as if we have finally landed. Despite the ongoing regeneration needs (empty and dilapidated buildings in need of serious TLC and occupation) and odd pockets of 'areas you would avoid' We enjoy seeing whats on, as well as the diverse... More

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