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Folkestone Creative Quarter

The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
01303 842195
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Ranked #17 of 22 attractions in Folkestone
Type: Neighborhoods
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English first
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
61 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is one of the best places to wander around in Folkestone as its filled with quirky independent places and lots and lots of creative energy. Its cobble-stone streets feel like something out of another era, but it's also bang-up-to-date in its offerings of cafes, art and quirky shops.

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Folkestone has been through some tough times in recent years along with a lot of our other seaside towns in the UK. In common with some, Folkestone is creating an area where arty, cultural and alternative shops and galleries can be found. I visited the Creative Quarter last weekend and took a friend down who had never been to Folkestone... More

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Salisbury
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Having grown up around here it is great to see that the whole area has been regenerated with lovely galleries and coffee shops. Worth a visit!

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