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Address: The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
Phone Number: 01303 842195
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An up & coming area

We have visited several times over the past few years and the area is definately coming along, slowly but surely, there are some good external art works on buildings both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Basildon, United Kingdom
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have visited several times over the past few years and the area is definately coming along, slowly but surely, there are some good external art works on buildings both paintings (I love the one's behind Googies) and the more modern such as the dressed up cycles high up on the walls, there is so much restoration work going on... More 

1 Thank Stmoritz1960
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A nice selection of up and coming shops with trendy items for sale. Very smart and clean area still christmas decorations up to see.

1 Thank laura186394
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live and work in the Creative Quarter. And it is constantly surprising me. There is so much talent in one small area of town, alot of which doesn't get seen on a daily basis. A great opportunity to get a full picture is the "Open Quarter" which is a weekend that takes place in June, when galleries, hidden work... More 

1 Thank ancienthippy
Ashford, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 510 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been watching this little lane for years now. Slowly, but surely a community of artists is building up here. Wandering around the surrounding areas you can see that property is gradually being developed by like minded people. I asked a builder if I could look in an interesting old place that he was working on. It was the... More 

1 Thank Pedroofpobla
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to see lots of different styles of art mixed in with places to eat, drink and buy gifts, just up from the harbor so worth a walk along the sea front to have a look at the harbor and the local beaches.

1 Thank David H
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was lovely to walk down the hill passing some interesting shops, I guess in the summer this is a very popular area

1 Thank alan_uk1953
Sandgate, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love to take a slow stroll down the Old High Street. At the top is KIPPS ale house, turn the corner and you will find a lovely shop that sells gifts. It used to be the Rock shop, there are some pictures of children watching the rock making process through the window !Another favourite of ours is Shane Records... More 

1 Thank LOBSTER64
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Folkestone has definitely improved over the years, growing up there myself! It could still do with some family friendly restaurants to finish the place off.

1 Thank MadssShep
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Frankly from the press you would think this was worth a visit. Not true. Unimpressive art, empty shops all with high prices.

Thank Peter H
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60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Definitely gettings its act together. The living Advent Calendar is great and we enjoyed a couple of live folk bands on our evening stroll. As more retro/ boho shops move in it will become a very popular attraction.

1 Thank Dirne S

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