Artistic enclaves, stunning shores, unique histories and expansive wildlife escapes make Folkestone in Kent well worth a visit.
In the quaint regenerated streets of Folkestone, you'll discover cutting-edge art in its unique Creative Quarter, which houses over 100 artistic enterprises within its cobbled centre. Explore pastel-painted studio-galleries, and indulge in quirky stores, laid-back bars and chic eateries. The mile-long cliff-top promenade of The Leas is just a few steps away from the Burlington Hotel, offering sea views to France, and a ride to the Lower Leas Coastal Park where you can enjoy a picnic or BBQ on the beach; or head to the Folkestone Harbour Arm for an eclectic mix of food, drink and entertainment. Be sure to book early at Michelin starred chef Mark Sargeant's award-winning Rocksalt restaurant for super-fresh fish and al-fresco dining with superb harbour views, or stay-in with us in the stylish Bay Tree Bar & Grill for modern British casual dining and sumptuous signature cocktails. Eurotunnel Le Shuttle also brings France closer too, with Folkestone just 35 minutes away from Calais.
Discover what Folkestone, Hythe, Romney Marsh and the Downs have to offer when planning your next visit.
Folkelife is a website published by the Folkestone Harbour and Seafront Development Company with news on events, sports activities and 'Folkestories'