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Speciality Museums
WW2 museum presenting a balanced narrative of the Battle of Britain with artifacts and personal stories from both sides. Features detailed exhibits and a display of 1940s aircraft. Outdoor photography welcomed.
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  • Philip G
    Ashford, UK7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went with my family and enjoyed a good day out. Im a massive aircraft buff and used to help my dad at Hawkinge when the late Mick Lewelyn was starting up there ,so alot of memories. Its a beautiful museum and a great testament to all that fought and died in the Battle of Britain, and in the wars themselves.
    A must to go to.
    Written March 31, 2024
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  • Geoff H
    Sissinghurst, UK12,708 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very good open green area with well-maintained paths which are wheelchair and pushchair friendly, although they undulate quite a bit and, in places, there are only steps to where you might wish to walk. The paths are also bike-friendly and you have to keep your wits about you as they can get up to quite a speed. There are plenty of benches and it is a lovely area where you can just sit and watch the world go by.
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • KentEnglandLife
    Chatham, UK2,685 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took a walk along the harbour arm, past the old railway station. They have done a great job bringing life back to this part of Folkestone. Many places to eat and drink then just go for a stroll. Watch out for the seagulls they seem to have no fear !
    Written January 3, 2024
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  • Rebecca P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely, unpretentious venue for a gorgeously festive winter gig by The Unthanks. A beautiful evening and perfect start to the Christmas festivities. Thank you, Quarterhouse!
    Written December 10, 2023
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  • HalyconDays
    Greater London, UK161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views from The Lees. a lovely walk with plenty to see. It was a shame the historic hotels The Metropole and Grand are no longer hotels, but the buildings are still there with a lot of history> Plenty of seating.
    Written May 21, 2023
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  • Richardrcck
    Maidstone, UK45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Why is that local council cannot see the attraction to this great piece of engineering and local history. Fingers crossed that they will realise what an asset the old lift is. Maybe encourage the developers of Shore to support it as they must have greased a few palms to build in such a prime location
    Written August 2, 2021
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  • Tlmaid
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My sister and I did this tour and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Caroline was so welcoming and knowledgeable. Really interesting how they farm the land and tend to the vines by hand. Caroline was assisted by Izzy who was a delight and helped serve the tastings and cheese board. Cheese board/bread/crackers/chutney was delicious. A real feast, followed by cake. We purchased a bottle of the chardonnay with our lunch and it was fabulous. I never thought i was a chardonnay fan but their wine changed my mind. The sparkling rose was excellent as well. Caroline's lovely mum and cute dog Ruby came to say hi as well. A fabulous visit and a proper family business. Highly recommend.
    Written March 25, 2024
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  • Foodyfromlondon
    176 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views were amazing. For runners, cyclists or those with prams very flat. The walk from Sandgate to Folkestone along the sea took us about 40 mins, ok on way there but v v v blustery on way back. Was also dark and not lit at 4.30pm so wouldn’t recommend walking back unless you are in a big group or later in the year. No toilets on walk but one cafe half way along.
    Written January 21, 2024
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  • Catherine F
    Canterbury, UK11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Sunny Sands are great for everyone, young and old, however the toilets by the fish market are awful. They are outdated and need modernising. When I used them they were unclean, one door didn't lock, one had a toilet seat missing, there was no soap in the dispenser, no toilet paper in at least 2 of the toilets. Goodness knows why they can't kept clean and maintained properly. Visitors must be very disappointed to say the least. Folkestone has so much to offer but let down by this kind of situation.
    Come on Folkestone Council if Hastings (always clean loos and plenty of them) can do it why can't you ? .........
    Written December 30, 2022
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  • Janet
    Redhill, UK59 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have used Le Shuttle for many years. The prices have got really expensive and the frequency of trains less, probably because there are now less customers due to the cost. All the trains are in need of replacement and the toilets are mostly out of order. I understand that the Border queue delays are out of Le Shuttle’s control, but whether you depart on time is largely a matter of luck.
    Written February 14, 2024
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  • mrsbsouthend
    Rayleigh, UK789 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some parts of Folkestone (like many seaside towns) are a bit run down, but Folkestone has obviously had a go at regenerating the town, and it really works. We loved the quirky shops in the creative quarter. Plenty to enjoy and look at, cafe's to eat out, all leading down to the lovely seaside and amazing harbour arm. My daughter described Folkestone as like the love child of Southend-on-Sea and Brighton, and I knew what she meant!!!!!!
    Written August 26, 2022
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  • Gareth W
    Sandgate, UK6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely small family retreat with the added bonus of dairy free cake and vegan treats. The coffee is pretty good also. It’s all a highly fair price and runs a small profit business model.

    The restaurant staff are lovely, they all really help you with anything and the train staff are fun with the children.

    This is a must visit place if you’re in the area.

    There is mini golf course and plenty of kiddies toys out the front of the museum also so they can run around whilst you have 2 minutes of freedom.

    Buy a year entry and go for an hour every weekend if you can.
    Written April 10, 2024
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