Folkestone is a Victorian seaside resort town in Kent. The principal town in the larger District of Shepway, Folkestone was one of the original "Cinque Ports" — the precursor organisation to our modern Royal Navy.

At one time a fishing port, an international trading post, a bustling ferry terminal and the seaside destination of choice for the rich & famous in Victorian times, the history of Folkestone can be traced back to settlers in the valley between The Bayle and the East Cliff.

Having survived two world wars, an earthquake (!) and the recent economic downturn, Folkestone is reinventing itself. Home to Eurotunnel's UK Terminal, Folkestone boasts the only sandy beach and coastal park within an hour of London. We are reachable from the M20, A20 and SouthEastern's High Speed train service from London — just 51 minutes from London St. Pancras.

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