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The Leas Lift

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Address: Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 1QJ, England
Phone Number: 01303 210047
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We like to use the lift just for fun. It is a short trip make easier the way up to town from the beach. Also it is an iconic part of Folkestone history, and landscape.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We like to use the lift just for fun. It is a short trip make easier the way up to town from the beach. Also it is an iconic part of Folkestone history, and landscape.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a great bit of history however we visited out of season so could not ride the elevator. You can walk up to the top through the gardens which are kept nice and tidy

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Thank laura186394
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very reasonable prices for this lift. Fascinating to watch too. Children under 7 appear to be free but don't quote me on that as I didn't have one with me to check. Worth a trip if you don't fancy the walk up the cliff path!

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Thank 629Hayley
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is all over so quickly ! But - the views are outstanding and the rush of the water sound quite exciting. There is also the Heritage appeal of travelling in one of the few water activated lifts still working with the original rail system. In my book it is £1.20 well spent, taking you from the lower end of... More 

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Thank Alison M
Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found these lifts fascinating as they are the original Victorian lifts powered by water. I'm also glad we didn't have to walk up and down the cliff.

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Thank Amaifly
King's Lynn
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a bit expensive at £1.20 each way, but it is a fun way to climb the cliff and far easier than walking up the twisty path. If you are going one way only, I would recommend going up!

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Thank Jeff1903
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

old lift was closed for some time but reopened and had a make over.there is a fee for using it. lovely part of local history

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Thank Jackie O
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a very nostalgic trip on the beautifully restored and maintained water powered lift down to the sea on a lovely suuny day. A trip to the souvenir shop is also worthwhile all power to the dedicated volunteers who continue to keep an important legacy of Folkestone up and running.

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Aylesbury Bucks UK
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting lift, runs by filling and emptying water tanks. Great views on the way up and down. Fun for kids.

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Thank Brian056
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fun, trip only lasts a few seconds, but it is a real step back to a bygone time. Water powered. No electricity

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