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Folkestone Creative Quarter

The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
01303 842195
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Ranked #16 of 24 Attractions in Folkestone
Type: Neighborhoods
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Kent, UK
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141 reviews 141 reviews
46 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

It is many years since we had last visited Folkestone when this area was very run down. Now full of quirky and interesting shops, with a good selection of restaurants, coffee shops and bars.An easy to walk around, compact area then if you visit in the next few weeks look out for the triennial art installations. We will definitely return.

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Guildford, Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We knew it when the High Street and Tontine Street were terribly run down but they have turned into culture quarter the change has been remarkable especially as Folkestone was celebrating it's Triennal. Another great innovation to revive this Great town.

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Woburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We came down last week and loved it here. Ate at a cafe called Fresh & Easy, and they served the best meringues! Really good value for money, we are returning next month!

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Brighton
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Triennial only comes round every three years and this one lasts until 2 November 2014, but even without the art there are many quirky cafes, shops and spaces to enjoy just up from the harbour.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I was not expecting much but I was surprised by the Old town. I have read few articles about the regeneration project and you can already see that there is a good buzz. The old town (Creative Quarter, The Bayle, The Church area) is very cute. You need to wander around. Designers, Artists, Staffs in shops and restaurants were all... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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55 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

this street is a bit like the Lanes in Brighton, a narrow winding road with shops all of all types on both sides, Furniture designers, artists, a world famous tile designer who will design any intricate pattern you wish. there are many other shops including a charm and chrystal shop plus many good bistros, so take a walk down and... More

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

http://www.folkestonetriennial.org.uk/ Although exhibition finishes on 2 November, Folkestone is still well worth a visit for the day and to the somewhat small but gold coloured sandy beech with lots quaint shops to visit in the Old High Street. Plus some great fresh fish to eat ... tasty!

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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