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The Leas Lift - CLOSED

Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 1QJ, England
+44 1303 210047
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Mothballed until funding found.

Unfortunately the Leas Lift has been mothballed until around £80k can be found to provide a... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Oh Dear...come on Folkestone!!

I recently visited Folkestone and was very pleasantly surprised with the way the town is moving... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
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“the cliff” (51 reviews)
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Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 1QJ, England
+44 1303 210047

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Unfortunately the Leas Lift has been mothballed until around £80k can be found to provide a secondary braking system as back up for the existing one. This is a requirement of the HSE. It would be a great shame if the lift does not reopen...More

1  Thank Trencherman101
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I recently visited Folkestone and was very pleasantly surprised with the way the town is moving forwards. I've been visiting since 1964 so have seen it at its best and worst! The cliff lift, however, is a black spot. It needs the braking system updating...More

1  Thank Buntus
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

1  Thank mkhassey
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Outstanding and nostalgic attraction with a practical purpose. It is a total tragedy to close it due to a minor Health & Safety issue. I am a Chartered H&S Consultant who works on international projects and would be happy to help for free. Please contact...More

4  Thank Donsafe
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.

1  Thank Tim H
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

1  Thank Linda A
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
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
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

Thank Roy H
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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