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Folkestone Creative Quarter

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Address: The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
Phone Number: 01303 842195

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For art lovers

There are lots of arty shops here with paintings etc for sale. There are also many restaurants, bars and cafe's popular with the locals as well as holiday makers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Linda A
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are lots of arty shops here with paintings etc for sale. There are also many restaurants, bars and cafe's popular with the locals as well as holiday makers.

1 Thank Linda A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been visiting folkestone for 6 years now on nostalgia visits. The old high street has changed a lot since then. However still something is missing... it is great to see independant shop owners from artists to bakers and a couple of very nice coffee places. Most places shut on a Monday.

1 Thank msEIT
Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A pleasant surprise as we had little knowledge of this area before arriving. Essentially it is the first area immediately behind the Harbour. So walking up one or two cobble streets saw a variety of shops ( a few closures) but it was quite similar to Brighton. There was one amusing shop that offered the chance to listen to music... More 

1 Thank R N
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very run down. Most galleries closed or work in progress. Impressive street art comprising junkies chavs and street drinkers. Overall potential not yet realised. Bring back the ferry to Boulogne. That was worth a trip.

Thank lolandles
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couple (in 50's), glorious sunny day and wandered down the precinct towards the 'creative quarter'. There has clearly been a lot of effort made to regenerate this part of the town. Some very interesting independent shops line the route down towards the harbour area. Odd that at least 2 shops were shut which gave a poor impression. Also went into... More 

1 Thank 138Paul138
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to visit this quarter full of excitement and hope. I went on Sunday and to my disappointment most if not all of the shops and art galleries were shut. I think maybe if it was a different day I would have a different impression but as it stands would I go back? Probably not. There was only a... More 

1 Thank ffort
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fascinating glimpse into old Folkestone, steep cobbled lanes with interesting little independent shops and cafes. Rather hard on the feet!

2 Thank Elvin R
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its tiny and other seaside towns do this type of thing much better, I didn't see anything that was for me to buy, but i did stop at the cafe with all the books and enjoyed the atmosphere and cake,

2 Thank 0layla
Folkestone, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The area is quite small and can be visited in as a little time as you wish. Lots of very nice tea rooms and restaurants normally mean that you end up spending more time there than you had expected. Stop for some pastry or even a full meal, you won't regret it. There is a real new look to this... More 

1 Thank Lasbareilles C
Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very Steep hill if you are okay with walking it"s fine but could be hard going if you have a problem with your legs,A few shops and Restaurants cafes

1 Thank John W

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