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Folkestone Creative Quarter

The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
+44 1303 842195
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First rate art

The Folkestone Triennial brings stunningly good art to the town and it's all FREE! All the support... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Terry L
Ashford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Delightful variety of shops and cafes, friendly

A must see in this town. A variety of arty shops, clothes shops, a bookshop, places to eat. Some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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The Old High Street & Tontine Street, Folkestone, England
+44 1303 842195
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Folkestone Triennial brings stunningly good art to the town and it's all FREE! All the support staff were knowledgeable and seemed to be thoroughly enjoying being part of it. The highlight for me was the walk through the arches to find the Anthony Gormley...More

Thank Terry L
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see in this town. A variety of arty shops, clothes shops, a bookshop, places to eat. Some exhibits from Folkestone art triennial in Tontine Street (for example gold coloured fishing boats on top of posts, also upstairs in the Quarterhouse). At the bottom...More

1  Thank FinchleyLass
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sculpture, street art, galleries, head shops, vinyl records, clothing, books and bearded men, this area is with the harbour arm leading the resurgence of funky Folkestone, so much better than before, get involved this is happening now

2  Thank Jon A
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many different shops, cafes and interesting art-related people and locations. Fascinating activities every day. And the Steep Street cafe is a gem...eating and drinking surrounded by books and interesting people. The only weakness is that many shops have limited opening times.

2  Thank jbpascoe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Folkestone is now home to a multiplicity of artowrks commissioned by The Folkestone Triennial. However exhibitions haave also been set up independently inlcuding the extraordinary exhibition of 9 Japanese artists curated by Julia Waugh of Waugh Office. The exhibition is in the exquisite Grade 1...More

Thank 13strand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good initiative. There are some good little businesses and cafes, but it all seems to be not quite fulfilling its potential. Note all the businesses are open. It is very dead evening, and even at the weekend many of the units are...More

1  Thank Patternmatch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we found the street fairly narrow and steep, saying that if you take your time and view the various window displays you don't seem to notice how steep the street is. There are some interesting shops on both sides of the street so I can...More

Thank jamesmather4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been before and were in the area so decided to bring our daughter to show her, she loved the little shops, galleries, boutiques and wants to revist with her purse! :-D

Thank filrite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit off the beaten track but an interesting collection of arty type shops and a couple of cafes. Not our thing and beware of steep hill that these shops are on!

Thank Mrsmoley2016
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit with a sandy beach. Lovely atmosphere and good for families. Plenty of restaurants serving fresh seafood and loads of pubs with outdoor seating

Thank Nk4funnydays
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