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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.



Elham Valley Countryside Centre And Railway Museum

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


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
CT15 7EY



Folkestone History Resource Centre

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




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
CT18 8FA


Sene Valley Golf Club

Golf Club.
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
CT19 5HX


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