Welcome to Folkestone
Welcome to Folkestone - The city of old port
Folkestone is a town in Kent. This city was previously linked to France by boat. But now, it is Dover which is linked to France. Folkestone had keep an indeniable charm of British seaside resort: long walk along the seafront and town center that has kept and maintained its old buildings. Some famous authors, such as Agatha Christie, HG Wells and Charles Dickens, had discovered this town and stayed here because they were totally captivated. Moreover, in clear weather, you can see the French coast by the sea. At the northern end of the city, at the foot of the North Downs, there is the access to the Channel Tunnel and the Eurotunnel terminal complex.
Information and Facts
You can start your night in one of the bars or pubs in Folkestone such as The Firkin Alehouse (pub, club, contemporary atmosphere and local beer), The Guildhall (pub, friendly staff, local beer), The British Lion (pub with a welcoming staff) and The Chamber Pubs. Moreover you can enjoy a meal in one of these pubs or in a restaurant around.
In the Creative Quarter, you can find some shops with unusual onjects, gadgets and souvenirs. Moreover, there is a big Primark, where everybody can enjoy a shopping and other clothes shops.
The major attraction is the famous Leas. They are a beautiful boardwalk on the heights of Folkestone and constitute an essential pleasant step, during a visit of the city. It is a path with flowers and shrubs, overlooking the North Sea, and from which one we have a stunning view of the entire Bay of Folkestone.
The Costal Park is an amazing park to visit too. It is strategically located below the pretty promenade of the Leas and along the beach. You can also enjoy a walk in this beautiful park with its pretty wooden bridge, trimmed shrubs, flowerbeds and so enjoy the view on the beach and the bay.
The Creative Quarter is another beautiful face of Folkestone. The architecture is preserved with Victorian buildings and other traditional buildings. You can enjoy the cobbled streets and colorful facades streets. The atmosphere is colorful, eclectic and perfect for a coffee break, a casual meal or an evening cocktail. This quarter gives pride to the art galleries, artists' studios, animation, musicians and companies independent film studios.
Cafes and Lunch
If you want a break to eat something or drink something, there is a lot of coffee houses in Folkestone such as franchises like Starbucks and Costa and independents like Googies Art Cafe and Caffe La Delizzia. They offer coffees, teas, ice cream and other. Moreover, you can have a snack in Googies and Beanos Vegetarian Cafe.
To go in Folkestone, you can use buses and the bus stop is near from the city center, Primark and the beach.