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Folkestone Creative Quarter

The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
01303 842195
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Ranked #15 of 20 attractions in Folkestone
Type: Neighborhoods
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Set in a lovely cobbled street we were delighted to find that Folkestone had a creative district which very much reminded us of the lanes in Brighton. The shops have a good variety of crafts and the galleries good quality and reasonably priced art. The galleries are also large with well presented displays. The cafes had interesting menus and delicious... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

There is an increasing number of interesting shops and galleries. Opening times could be a bit more coordinated or geared towards the public, but that will hopefully be better towards the summer.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This part of Folkestone has reinvented itself successfully as a mini Brighton Lanes. An electic mix of shops and businesses, with something special in common; they are all trying to put Folkestone back on the map. There are some real gems. I especially liked Jo Letchford Mosaics and Inspiring Interiors for ideas that you can't see on the high street... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

A steep cobbled narrow street that felt you had travelled back in time. The atmosphere was enhanced with the lit string of lights that weaved up/down the street.

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The Creative Quater is a social experiment helping to regenerate Folkestone. Fulll of small shops, artesians and artists some of whom suicced and somne of whom it dont it is constantly changing and eveolvving. With glalleries studios oand shows there is alwasy soemthing intersting to see down the old high street.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Great little area. Music, jewellery, make it yourself and weird religious stuff. A nice asset to any town

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herts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

a walk around the creative quarter is a real pleasure. during the day the art shops are open then at night it has festive lights which give it a different perspective.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Old High Street has finally become a worthwhile destination if you're into art and craft shops. Tontine is making more sense as a commercial art strip

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

When in Folkestone people must visit the Creative Quarter. We find it a nice spot for eating french food at Fresh and Easy and there's a new fancy Coffee House (which name I don't remember now). The variety of shops is wonderful from furniture to guitars; tiles to souvenirs; Décor to paintings and from Vintage to Modern! Lovely.

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Sunshine Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

i loved the narrow, hilly. cobblestone alleyways that once houses a thriving artisan community. Currently, the local council is encouraging artists from all spheres to showcase their work by offering space in this area.

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