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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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Kent
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Woburn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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35 helpful votes 35 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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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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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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