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Address: The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
Phone Number: 01303 842195
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Just been there as they turned on the Christmas lights nice choice of shops with pleasant staff would not mind going there again

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Castleford, United Kingdom
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just been there as they turned on the Christmas lights nice choice of shops with pleasant staff would not mind going there again

1 Thank wezer123
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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436 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This area has taken its time to come alive but it is happening now and that is a surprise in late November. I have high hopes for this area and now visit from Canterbury on a weekly basis. Well done Folkestone!

1 Thank Donsafe
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329 reviews
204 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is really the are around the Old High Street and is now a collection of bohemian, twee and arts outlets. It has regenerated the area which was long overdue. At the lower end of the street, dog mess on the pavement was all too prevalent and really needs to be cleaned up if this is a daily occurrence,... More 

1 Thank sabatinitennis
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting and quirky, spent a lot of time browsing in the art shops. Live music was playing in one shop and passers by were welcomed in to sit and listen and a glass of wine offered.

1 Thank WizzB
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A vast improvement but still a work in progress. A good collection of art shops and tapas and coffee bars but I still miss the rock shop.

2 Thank JohnLinkin1952
Dover, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A hodge podge of lovely buildings, great colours and art. Every other Saturday there is even Opera to have and there is a great ambiance. Great eateries and art galleries. I often go here. I strongly recommend you go exploring.

1 Thank Emily J
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I love ambling down the old quarter with its quirky and interesting shops and good selection of bars, cafes and restaurants. It's definitely a great little addition to the town and am very happy it is being restored to it former glory.

Thank Cat S
Aveley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you like smack and crack you will be back. Been 15 year since I've been to Folkestone and it brought a tear to my eye to see it run down and the blatant use of drugs in public. Was with my family and didn't feel very safe

Thank danny s
Ascot, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Narrow uphill street lined with an eclectic mix of small shops offering quirky decorations artwork and touristy treats. A good proportion of the shops are being redecorated in pretty pastels. It will look very inviting next year.

Thank Eileen A
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Sadly, this looks like it is on the decline again. When I have visited previously, there was a real buzz about the place - but not on this occasion. Shops are closed and empty and there was very little to hold my attention, I'm afraid. Sad.

Thank Geoff H

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