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Address: The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
Phone Number: +44 1303 842195
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Have a wonder around when you're in town

Nothing mind blowing, but a great little area to walk around, nice independent shops, friendly people, old buildings full of character.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 13, 2016
Dave C

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london
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a lovely idea to emulate Brighton's Lanes with creative and quirky independent arty shops, bars and cafes. Unfortunately many of the shops are closed, open only erratically, or exist solely as a front for cheap office space with a pretence at retail. There's at least two goodish art galleries plus one decent cafe / coffee shop. That alone sets... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Nothing mind blowing, but a great little area to walk around, nice independent shops, friendly people, old buildings full of character.

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2 Thank Dave C
Brookland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Pleasantly surprised with the rejuvenation that's taking place. The shops are a sea change to what the main town consists of. It is indeed a work in progress but it could with further investment become something quite special.

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3 Thank petbrook
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Perfect place to buy everything you didn't know you wanted. We bought some great t-shirts good quality with arty prints on. From Jewellry through guitars and artwork. Wonderful shops in a quaint location

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1 Thank MaggieToy
London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This is a nice little area with lots of independent and arty shops and cafes. It's close to the Harbour and a short walk from the Leas. Nice place for a walk or to browse shops or have a tea/coffee.

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2 Thank AlexaKaspro
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

There is an amazing play area/walk with stunning gardens. BBQ stands and picnic areas. It runs right along side the beach. A real hidden gem.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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.

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2 Thank Linda A
London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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.

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2 Thank msEIT
Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 

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1 Thank R N
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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.

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