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Folkestone Creative Quarter

The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
01303 842195
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Ranked #17 of 24 Attractions in Folkestone
Type: Neighborhoods
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Brighton
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
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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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63 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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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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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