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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
09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30

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It's closed?

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ray M
Hythe, United Kingdom
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 beachfront park, since there is a massive cliff between the town and the coast, and... More 

Thank Vic M
Cardiff UK
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636 reviews
411 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Again one of my childhood memories when it used to be operated by water into the upper lift to pull the opposite one up. Its seems a lot of attractions in Folkestone are being left to rot when the town has so much history, its a great shame..

Thank Brian P
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

It's a lovely ride, if your scared of heights don't look down it can be a little scary but you get a lovely view of sea and horizon and it's an experience

Thank Emily3004
Rochester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I have been on the Leas lift many times but they have run out of money to keep it going! this is not right its putting Folkestones sea front hard to get to if you have to walk!,not only is this an antraction but familes will be put off coming to Folkestone for a holiday. Folkestone has a beautiful beach... More 

Thank Alan C
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Afraid to say,this is now under wraps until further funding to save this historical lift.. Used to ensure a nice attraction,taking you from sea front up into Folkestone main town.

Thank Enid C
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was a great place to learn about the history of our town. A great place to go down to the sea, or come back up, but sadly it is no more it has closed down, ran out of community funding due to money needed for repairs.

Thank 554Madeleine554
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

A piece of history which is in danger of being closed for ever. Folkestone should focus on keeping historic engineering master pieces like this aswell, just like the labour front, because it attracts the tourists and makes a nod to the past

Thank rickyrico

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