in and around Folkestone
Folkestone's charming streets offer both cutting-edge art and quaint scenery. In the Creative Quarter, one hundred artistic enterprises fill the cobbled, historic heart of town, along with pastel-painted studio-galleries, quirky stores, cool bars and chic eateries.
A short stroll away, the mile-long cliff-top promenade of The Leas offers pristine sea views to France. Visitors can ride the historic Leas Lift down to the Lower Leas Coastal Park for a picnic or a BBQ, then get some sand between their toes on Folkestone's Sunny and Sands beach.
There is also the characteristic Silver Screen Cinema, located in the Quarterhouse, a hub of creativity and art where visitors can find live comedy performances and shows. It is also just moments from the harbour.
Folkestone's creative quarter is a buzz of artists’ studios and creative businesses. It offers aspiring artists, retailers and business people a chance to become part of a lively and ever-growing community.
Furthermore, in just 35 minutes, visitors could find themselves in Calais, France. To do so, they simply have to take the train from Eurotunnel's Folkestone Terminal, directly into Calais.