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  • Sandgate

    Sandgate Esplanade
  • Sir John Moore

    Sir John Moore
  • Hattie Jacques

    Plaque for Carry On star Hattie Jacques in Sandgate - At 125 High Street Sandgate is a memorial to Hattie Jacques, a star of the Carry On films, in the Kent village where she was born. The Sandgate Society has mark her achievements with a special plaque at the property. Born in 1922, the comedy actress appeared in 14 of the innuendo-laden Carry On films between 1958 and 1978. She was also known for her long on-screen partnership with the comedian Eric Sykes in his sitcom Sykes. In 1949 she married the actor, John Le Mesurier, who found fame as Sgt Wilson in Dad's Army. The couple lived in Margate and had two children before their split. Jacques died in 1980 at the age of 58.
  • Chichester Hall

    Chichester Hall
  • The Old Fire Station

    The Old Fire Station
  • Memorial

    Sandgate War Memorial on the corner of Military Road & the High Street was unveiled on 11 May 1921
  • St Paul's Church

    St Paul's Church
  • Sandgate Castle

    Sandgate Castle was built in 1539 by Henry VIII to defend the lower shore of Sandgate, as part of the second major coastal defence scheme to be implemented in Southern England. (The Roman Saxon shore forts were the first, the Martello Towers being the third.)
    Parts of the outer expanses have been lost to the sea over the centuries, but the circular keep survived at the top of the beach. This was converted into a sort of Martello Tower, and meant that a tower did not need to be built on this lower stretch of the coast, the local towers all being high up on the cliffs slightly inland.
  • Spade House

    Spade House
  • Turnpike

    The Toll House
  • Coastal Playground

    The coastal park is a wonderful Place to walk and explore the playground is brilliant, well maintained, safe and lots of fun! Good places to picnic and the Mermaid cafe is great for meals, snacks & ice cream!
    Attractive walk from Folkestone to Sandgate, close to the sea. The park has facilities for barbecues and picnics and areas for children to play. There is a small arena where bands often play and the grounds alongside the walk are well planted.
  • The Bandstand

    The mile-long cliff-top promenade of The Leas offers sea views to France. Ride the historic Leas Lift down to the Lower Leas Coastal Park for a picnic or a BBQ, then get some sand between your toes on Folkestone's Sunny Sands beach
  • The Leas Lift

    Originally installed in 1885, in Folkestone, Kent, the Grade II Listed Leas Lift is a funicular railway which carries passengers between the seafront and the promenade. It is one of the oldest water lifts in the UK.
    The lift operates using water and gravity and is controlled from a small cabin at the top of the cliff. It has carried more than 50 million people since it opened, in a process that is especially energy efficient. The lift has a very small carbon footprint as it emits no pollution and recycles all of the water used to drive the cars.
  • Folkestone Harbour

    A beautiful little harbour - and tidal which is not common. You can hire a kayak to explore the inner and outer harbours, see Cornelia Parker's mermaid looking out over the sea, discover a couple of Tracey Emin's baby things and find several other amazing artworks by international artists where you might not expect to find them.
    Children love the fountain, the seafood stall provides a tasty snack and restaurants offer a choice of menus. A walk through the arches takes one to Sunny Sands overlooked by Folkestone's own 'Little Mermaid'.
  • Sunny Sands

    Sunny Sands Beach is a hugely popular sandy beach at the eastern end of the Stade and Folkestone Harbour. It is a firm favourite with families throughout the summer, with good facilities nearby including WCs and cafés, pubs and beach shops.

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