Folkestone, this small towns history rolls all the way back to the prehistoric ages, the town has seen multiple groups pass throughout the ages including the Romans and the Saxons. One way which you could venture into Folkestone’s History, would be Folkestone’s Museum. This fascinating building has an ongoing historic collection including permanent exhibits all about the history of Folkestone, natural and human, an educational centre and a variety of exhibitions changing through the seasons.
Things to do
The Lower Leas Coastal Park
In Folkestone there are endless opportunities to go out an explore, one example would be the Lower Leas Coastal Park. The park is split into three sections. The formal zone allowing you to take in the nature and admire the flower beds which are blooming all year. The fun zone as the park is also proudly home to the largest free adventure play area in the southeast, so it is a great destination to take the little ones. Finally, the wild zone giving you the chance to watch the wildlife shine. With seasonal opportunities to take advantage of such as their amphitheater where they perform a range of productions throughout the summer period. the best part is it’s only a stone’s throw away from Folkestone beach!
Folkestone Harbour Arm
Folkestone Harbour Arm has cemented itself as a major destination on the Kent coast. Reaching into the English Channel, offering views of the White Cliffs and glimpses of France, the Harbour Arm is a unique cultural attraction; a place to meet friends, see live music and sample the goods from nearly 30 independent food and drink vendors.
If you visit Quarterhouse Theatre you are certain to be entertained, bursting with performances of film, music, comedy and all that’s in between. The venue really works hard to show Folkestone’s cultural heart to get across the importance of its venue and how much it means to the community. So, head down there and enjoy all what has to offer.
Allow yourself to open your mind to Art in The Sentient. With running the gallery and showcasing the art the owner has been proud of the creative showcase since 20217. It is mainly UK based artists and designers. So have a browse if you like the work she also has an online store which is open 24/7.
Terlingham Vineyard in Kent has a true passion to spread the love of natural wines. They offer a guided stroll through the amazing vineyards then moving on to a wine tasting ensuring they are complimented by only the best breads and cheeses. This family run business will give you the ultimate experience.
Presenting top of the range gourmet British cuisine, with endless options catered for everyone such as a children’s menu, weekly specials, afternoon tea and a delicious Sunday carvery. They have a great selection of global wines chosen by the great staff. If wine isn’t your taste, they have plenty to choose from behind the bar.
Presenting as soon as you walk in panoramic floor to ceiling view, outlooking the sea. This restaurant’s main priority is to source the best produce from across Kent, showcasing all of what’s there is to offer from the best butcher’s meat, fish and vegetables they can find. The menu changes seasonally but what always continues is their traditional Sunday roast which is highly requested. Rock Salt believe family holds a great value, they welcome all ages and even have a children’s menu for under 10’s. They are understanding for all dietary requirements so let them know and they will adapt the dishes for you.
Sandgate vaults is a lovely, cozy place which was once an old bank building. The venue is upstairs presenting a modern feel in the restaurant with a contemporary menu. Downstairs are the old bank vaults, converted into a quirky bar.
You will never get bored here as they present an original special’s board, written-up daily with local produce sourced across Folkstone. You can even see the Trawler boats from their windows with it being not too far away from the Harbour.
The Lighthouse Champagne Bar
A renovated and functioning lighthouse now transformed into one of the favorite destinations in Folkstone. This bar is known to have one of the greatest views across the Southeast, especially to sit back and enjoy a glass or two of champagne, I mean it would be rude not to!
Baytree Bar and Grill
Sectioned off in the lower part of the hotel, the venue is popular with both the guests and the locals. The bar presents a wide selection of premium drinks. With their new and improved modern refurbishment, we would highly recommend.
By day, Bar Folklore provide a variety of luxurious beverages such as loose-leaf tea, hot chocolates and smoothies. However, by night this is where the signature cocktails come out alongside the classics, they know you will love and if you love them so much you can bottle it and take it home.