Shepway District, comprising Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh is packed with history, famous names and amazing architecture.
The harbour, new harbour arm and sandy beaches at Folkestone are perfect for a stroll around the fishing boats, quaint pubs, seafood stalls, artists and fisherman’s markets. Proposals for a major redevelopment of the harbour and seafront include a marina, shops, seafront restaurants and new homes. Take the zig zag path down from the cliff top promenade of The Leas, down to the town’s award winning coastal park. Enjoy breathtaking views and rest a while at the Amphitheatre overlooking the sea and adventure playground. The old High Street in the Creative Quarter is a steep, narrow cobbled street running down to the harbour where you will find many independent shops, cafes and galleries. This area is fast becoming a base for artists and creative industries. Whilst you're in Folkestone be sure to check out Rocksalt Restaurant for exquisite food and views right on the seafront.
Folkstone is home to the Eurotunnel, which puts Europe on your doorstep in 35 minutes.
The Cinque Port town of Hythe offers just about every kind of sporting experience from golf to swimming and angling and kite-flying. It is well known for its Venetian Fete with decorated floats on the Royal Military Canal, music, funfair and fireworks. It is also home to Kent’s only racecourse.
Operating along the 14 miles from Hythe to Dungeness is the world’s smallest miniature public railway which provides a scenic ride across the Romney Marsh. Visit the Old Lighthouse and museum at Dungeness.
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