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Things to do in Folkestone

Popular coastal town with sandy beaches and spectacular gardens

Are you looking for things to do in Folkestone? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Sandy beaches, Folkstone Harbour and Lea Cliff Hall


Did you know...

  • Folkestone has the only sandy beach and coastal park within an hour of north London.
  • Folkestone is one of the main passenger ports used by the English Channel ferry operators.
  • Noel Redding who played bass for The Jimi Hendrix Experience was born in Folkestone.



 

  Attractions

Elham Valley Countryside Centre And Railway Museum

Step back in time at the Elham Valley Line Trust Countryside Centre & Railway Museum.
Peene
Folkestone
Kent
CT18 8AZ

01303273014

Recommended by Terry Barber, Dover

 

St John's Commandery

English Heritage - The flint-walled 13th-century chapel and hall of a 'Commandery' of Knights Hospitallers.
near Swingfield
Kent
CT15 7EY

 
 

  Museums

Folkestone History Resource Centre

Displaying more of Folkestone’s treasures than ever before, the History Resource Centre is now open.
2 Grace Hill
Folkestone
CT20 1HD

01303256710

 
 

  Golf

Etchinghill Golf Club

18 Hole Golf Course with additional valley course. Superb Changing Facilities. Excellent Venue for Societies 7 days a week all year round.
Canterbury Road
Etchinghill
Folkestone
Kent
CT18 8FA

 

Sene Valley Golf Club

Golf Club.
Sene
Folkestone
Kent
CT18 8BL

 
 

  Leisure centres

Folkestone Sports And Ski Centre

The Folkestone Sports Centre is a fun-filled activities, sports, and leisure centre the whole family can enjoy.
Radnor Park Avenue
Folkestone
Kent
CT19 5HX

 

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