The Kentish Resort at Folkestone faces the English Channel and is just seven miles west of Dover. Still one of England’s busiest ports, its development as an important holiday destination began in the mid-19th century with the construction of a railway from London, so the city’s characteristic architecture dates back mainly to Victorian times. Tourist attractions and attractions in Folkestone are plentiful and include time in the seaside arcades and pavilions, a refreshing stroll along the wide promenade, or dining at a restaurant or café in the city’s trendy creative quarter. And be sure to take a stroll through the well-groomed area that stretches along the coastline, notably the popular East Cliff and Warren Country Park, with stunning views of France in clear weather.
Folkestone City Center and Creative District Folkestone is a quintessentially English coastal town that has everything you need for a trip to the coast: arcades, enchanting and pebbly beaches, as well as pleasant promenades and a quaint fishing harbor. Much of the old city center has been converted into a Creative Quarter populated by artists, trendy shops and boutiques, art galleries, cafes and restaurants. The Church of St Mary and St Jenswa, around Old High Street, is worth a visit for its stained glass window showing William Harvey, who discovered the body’s circulatory system and was born here in 1578. However, the city’s real historical gem is the elegant residential area known as Lisa, with its attractive plazas and gardens from 1843. Address: Old Street, Folkestone Official website: www.creativequarterfolkestone.org.uk Accommodation: Where to Stay in Folkestone