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The Leas Lift

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

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Fantastic Experience

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Joseph S
REDHILL, United Kingdom
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REDHILL, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank Joseph S
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank jonesgmj
Deal, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank louiseburt75
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70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Charlie L
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955 reviews
273 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6,635 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The grandchildren loved this...I remembered it from many years ago...t is one of those things everyone should experience.

Thank bigbarryEssex
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This lift was going when I was a small child and it's great to see it still going strong some 50 years later. The lift is water driven, and moves with a great deal of clanking and whirring - there was a small child also travelling at the same time, and it was wonderful to see their excitement.

Thank Pebbly133
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

A bit pricey but unique so I don't mind a lovely experience ...if we don't use it then we'll lose it. .come on guys pay this unusual lift a visit you won't regret it.

Thank Jim R
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Have been on the lift a few times during the summer, once with the grandchildren & also with friends who were visiting from abroad. The children thought it was fun & the adults found it interesting. So glad it is back in action; it is part of our local history.

Thank Pat A
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

the lift is amazing to watch as it goes up and down and you can see the pump mechanism to the right of the entrance. Only cost £1.20 per adult and we walked along the top path before coming down the zigzag path to the lower leas walk. Excellent views of the surrounding area and out to sea. Worth the... More 

Thank MrsFStaffordshire
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We were told by our coach driver that it was closed but we took a walk along just to see it anyway & to our surprise it was open although due to close in about 30 minutes, it cost £1.20 each way which I thought was reasonable but I do believe it's due to close at the end of the... More 

Thank Brenda A

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