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Folkestone Creative Quarter

Address: The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
Phone Number: 01303 842195
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Ranked #15 of 19 Attractions in Folkestone
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Was in Folkestone for an overnight before a daytrip to France, and with time to kill the night before had a walk around the Cultural Quarter on Saturday late afternoon. Interesting and Unique stores and eating and drinking, in an area that's clearly had money and attention lavished on it - a nice way to spend a little time

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London, United Kingdom
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99 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We went down to Folkestone to see the Christmas Lights switched on in the Old High Street of Folkestone. This cobbled street has many different independent boutiques selling many varied items, from chocolate to jewellery to records to knitwear to art. There was a wonderful group of carol singers singing hymns and carols, then the countdown began at 5.30pm for... More

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Stanford Le Hope
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Some interesting crafty/quirky gift shops. Loads of galleries ( not our thing) and some nice looking cafes.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

nothing of any worth at this part of Folkestone just little shops selling junk and overpriced rubbish

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were walking in Folkestone to view it as a possible place for wedding guests to stay. Came across this area which looked quaint. Just went up one street which had various art shops. Would have loved to spend more time exploring.

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Kent
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51 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I go into Folkestone quite regular and I decided to pop down to the harbour and the walk took me through the creative quarter. There were art shops and pottery and lots of books. Also there's a shop solely dedicated to the art of Folkestone. I found it very interesting and seeing the site where a gotha bomb was dropped... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Some very nice shops, galleries and eating places. Looks like of lot of money has been invested to try and make something of Folkstone and in this little oasis it has worked. Now they need to sort the delapadated ferry terminal out, the closed railway station and line, the bare Tarmac area the serves as a seafront and do something... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

it's a nice polace, and yes indeed there are some shops closed, but the atmosphere is good. Nice little streets with old houses and good restarants and bars...

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Kent, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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