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The Leas Promenade

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Address: Leas Cliff Hall The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2DZ, England
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walking a stretch of history

After looking at all the old photos in the museum it was poignant walking on the prom just imagining how it was in victorian times, oh those were the days, if only we had a time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Ware, United Kingdom
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Ware, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After looking at all the old photos in the museum it was poignant walking on the prom just imagining how it was in victorian times, oh those were the days, if only we had a time machine

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1 Thank widebeam
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

....addendum to The Leas Promenade...forgot the other major blight is that for years people dump their caravans, camper-vans and even Catering vans permanently on The Leas. The visual clutter disturbs the vista. The hygiene factor of people living on The Leas instead of a proper camper caravan site has been ignored for decades by Shepway council and KCC.

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Thank VerdiLowe
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the length of the Promenade on a lovely morning. Checked the Martello Tower at the top end (disappointing) and had coffee at The Grand Hotel ( to be recommended). There was a children's gig on the Leas and a French Pipe Band tuning up. - a gift on a beautiful morning. The Noddy train is fun although it... More 

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1 Thank Alison M
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is perfect place to meet up with friends & families and play some indoor games in a rainy day. Nice place to have your picnic time & social activities. When you go in group by coach it is perfect place to have a meeting point and lovely walk area.

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1 Thank Anela S
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good views over the sea, nice smooth pavement. Not much else to see, but it was a very pleasant stroll.

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2 Thank Regsun
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real Victorian British seafront. Beautiful flower dispalys, very clean. Interesting architecture in the hhotels around the prom. Prety bandstands. Don't forgot to visit the Rememberance Arch on the eastern side of the prom, or the Lift railway ot the seafront itself - fascinating

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1 Thank Owen P
Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at Folkestone station on our trip on the Pullman and boarded coaches for a short five minute drive to Folkestone’s Victorian promenade with its neatly cut lawns and high position overlooking the beach and across, on that day at least, the pale blue waters of the English Channel reflecting the bright sunlight shimmering on the passive surf. The... More 

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Thank CliveT64
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wide and level path with gorgeous sea views and plenty of handy seats to stop and enjoy them. Some have taped letters from people who passed through Folkestone in the war, which are very interesting.

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2 Thank Elvin R
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked the prom and sat at the bandstand many times. What a view, great walks on the lower leas also.

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1 Thank Neil A
Clayton, California
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570 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

This wide promenade makes for an enjoyable time strolling and taking in the wonderful views out over the Straight of Dover and, further beyond, France. We were able to enjoy this on a relatively warm evening; the breeze was gentle and the path was not crowded. Of note are the thousands of reded poppies that had been crocheted and were... More 

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