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The Leas Lift - CLOSED

Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 1QJ, England
+44 1303 210047
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The lead lift was out of action so if you wanted to get down to the sea front you had to use stairs... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
mkhassey
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It needs a really good tidy up. More than a coat of paint. I looks that bad ,I'm not sure if some... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Tim H
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Sevenoaks, England, United Kingdom
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Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 1QJ, England
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+44 1303 210047
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"great fun"
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"sea front"
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"town centre"
in 9 reviews
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in 12 reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

The lead lift was out of action so if you wanted to get down to the sea front you had to use stairs which didn't have handles we didn't go down as l have sciatica

2  Thank mkhassey
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

It needs a really good tidy up. More than a coat of paint. I looks that bad ,I'm not sure if some people would use it. Just how safe is it. A great shame.

2  Thank Tim H
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

This was a fabulous Victorian water lift a part of Folkestone's history. A real loss and a shame it has had to be shut due to lack of funds to repair and maintain it. Future visitors to Folkestone won't get a change to experience this...More

3  Thank Linda A
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

A great experience. A bit awkward if in a wheelchair, will need a bit of assistance, which the operators are willing and able to give, with out being asked, for which we were grateful.

Thank MeJane91
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

We have visited and ridden on the Leas Lift many times, went the Leas today to find this attraction has now been closed done. While you cannot ride anymore, if you are around the Leas area you can still go and have a look. I...More

1  Thank Stuart B
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Sorry but you have missed an opportune time to ride a very old water left, it is now closed and don't know when it will be ever opened again as a lot of cash is needed to bring it back from the brink of going...More

1  Thank Roy H
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Built in 1885. It's closed I understand because the Health and Safety executive reckons it has to have £3 million spent on it. Not surprisingly that's a bit of a problem. If interested there is more on line.

Thank Ray M
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Wanted to try the lift so we could go on the beach but it was all.locked off. Nice views from top though

Thank Lesley C
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Never seen one of these before!! A must see, I had to waste two hours before a meeting and this along with an amazing lunch in town done the trick!

Thank dannyconnor
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is wonderful local attraction, very affordable to use with concessions for kids and OAPs, and was something a bit different to attract people to the town. It is also vital for any town that wants people to come to use the local beach and...More

Thank Vic M
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