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The Leas Lift

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Address: Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 1QJ, England
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+44 1303 210047
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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30

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This has been part of Folkestone since I can remember [67 years] and due to lack of finance is due to be closed down. Money is needed to refurbish and implement more safety and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This has been part of Folkestone since I can remember [67 years] and due to lack of finance is due to be closed down. Money is needed to refurbish and implement more safety and no-one is prepared to help. Come and see it soon - it may not be here long now

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is very sad to hear that the lift will now be closing, but it is of course inevitable. Once the market and the Rotunda closed down it was really only a matter of time im afraid. There is no need to be venturing down to the seafront anymore and with a lack of users it can not be maintained..... More 

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Thank alan s
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have always loved the lift and even now a visit to Folkestone isn't complete without a trip up/down in the lift. How amazing would it be to have something alongside the coastal park at the bottom of the lift. Hope that F'stone uses the rotunda/ market space for something to draw the crowds.

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Thank Flyinmy
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

9th January 2017 news today that this wonderful piece of Victorian engineering is having to close due to Health & Safety deeming mechanism to be inherently unsafe after 131 years and carrying 35 million passengers safely !! Suppose that's progress !

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Thank tandafolk
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day...Boys loved going on the lift .Not to expensive and is great to see old things still working. Have a try... Will be back in 2017. Enjoy

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Thank Ionut T
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The Leas Lift is brilliant! It's cheap to ride on and gives you a quick way in and out of the town centre to the beach. It's different and it's fascinating to know it's all run by using water. Will use this many more times to come :)

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1 Thank Julie T
REDHILL, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Well worth doing. Great experience. Some Folkestone History that is still there! Not expensive. Take your camera!

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Thank Joseph S
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

A lovely bit of nostalgia in an almost unique lift, which is run by water and gravity. Friendly staff with many facts to tell. Good souvenirs too. A must if you are in the area.

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Thank jonesgmj
Deal, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I love this renovated Victorian water-lift and the guys who run it are always cheery and chatty. It is always fun to take a virgin lift-user on it too. I don't like heights, but I LOVE this fun way of getting up or down from the Leas to the Coastal Park. And it's only pence. Nice to go on a... More 

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76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is really quirky, not many of these around. It is deffo worth the money just because it is quirky.

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