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Folkestone

Folkestone is coming to life again. With art works and gardens, I hope this is a new beginning for a traditional seaside town, that has its fair share of deprivation. My cover pic is of the superb Antony Gormley statue under the Harbour Arm.

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Big Greek Bus

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Folkestone, United Kingdom • Recommendation • 

On the newly refurbished Harbour Arm is The Big Greek bus, a fun place to eat. Good quality, tasty Greek food. Light lunches, generous portions. We ended up with more food than we could eat!

  • Harbour Arm Harbour Approach Rd, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK

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Road of Remembrance

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In World War one, Folkestone was the embarkation point for thousand and thousands of young servicemen who went to their deaths in Northern France. Folkestone remembers them in a variety of ways including the Road Of Remembrance down which they marched to the waiting boats in the port below

  • Rd of Remembrance, Folkestone CT20, UK

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Chummys

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Folkestone, United Kingdom • Recommendation • 

Fresh fresh seafood from this extremely popular kiosk in Folkestone harbour. Adjacent are fountains in which children ( or adults ) are encouraged to get wet! Tried their scallop and bacon roll ... exceptionally good.

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The Folkestone Mermaid

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Folkestone, United Kingdom • Recommendation • 

One of many brilliant art works in Folkestone. On Sunny Sands beach, this statue by Cornelia Parker is Folkestone’s answer to Copenhagen . Folkestone hosts a triennial art festival and some of the art works stay in the town, this building up quite a display.

  • The Stade, Folkestone CT19 6RB, UK

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The Waiting Room

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Folkestone, United Kingdom • Wishlist • 

On the up and coming Harbour Arm , where there is now such a good choice of eateries. Will try next time. Homage is to the old folkestone harbour railway station which has been regenerated as a leisure space.

  • Harbour Approach Rd, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK

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Rocksalt

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Folkestone, United Kingdom • Wishlist • 

Upmarket restaurant in Folkestone harbour. Have not tried it yet. Will report back!

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Sotirios Bar & Restaurant

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Folkestone, United Kingdom • Recommendation • 

Used to rate Sotirio’s in Greatstone. Need to try it now it has moved to Folkestone. Friends assure me it as good as ever. Update! Sept 2021 Been for lunch. Excellent food( mix of English and Greek) Excellent service ( so friendly ) Excellent value. (Only £12.95 for two courses or £15.95 for three. )

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The Leas

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Folkestone, United Kingdom • Recommendation • 

The Leas is a lovely cliff top walk above the sea at Folkestone. The numbered stones pictured are an art work commemorating the fallen of World War One. Head down the zig zag path to the Country Park below or further down to the promenade and beach.

  • The Leas, Folkestone CT20, UK

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Platform 3

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Folkestone, United Kingdom • Wishlist • 

This is one of several quirky restaurants on The Harbour Arm. You can eat outside or, what looks like fun, in your own private railway carriage with superb views across the water. Another one for the wish list

  • Harbour Arm, Harbour Approach Rd, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK

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Mermaids Cafe

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Folkestone, United Kingdom • Recommendation • 

Walk through the Lower Leas Country Park or along the Promenade to the Mermaid Cafe which overlooks this beach. Note the formation of the breakwater. Fabulous situation and a handy transparent screen allows you to sit outdoors sheltered from the wind. Light snacks and drinks.

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Lower Leas Coastal Park

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Folkestone, United Kingdom • Recommendation • 

I love the Lower Leas Country Park. Originally created in Victorian times, it was allowed to deteriorate in the late 20th century but is now once again a beautiful and well kept place. Lovely sea views, natural style landscaping, brilliant adventure playground, interesting and thoughtful sculptures and memorials.

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