The principal town of Shepway in Kent, Folkestone is an attractive seaside town and an important trading and landing port. Once just a small fishing community, Folkestone has grown and expanded over the years, particularly since the 19th century and today is a vibrant, historic town with diverse culture and unique character. The harbour is a major attraction the town along with the Leas, which are the cliffs above the beach, where you will also find a Martello Tower. Part of the town comes under the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Other historical landmarks that can be found in the town include the Kent Battle of Britain Museum and the Battle of Britain Memorial.
The executive suites and retail units around Folkestone are taken by a variety of companies and business types. There are a number of big name companies that are located in the town, including the UK headquarters of the US based Church & Dwight, which manufactures brands including Arm & Hammer. The town is also home to the Silver Spring Mineral Water Company. A variety of insurance firms can be found in Folkestone, including Saga, which has its headquarters here.
Entertainment And Dining Out
When it comes to entertainment, there are a number of options open to you in and around Folkestone. You can head to Quarterhouse if you are looking for an exciting theatre and music venue or you can enjoy live entertainment at one of the local hotels and pubs, such as the Grand Burstin Hotel. Dining out in the town is an exciting experience, with plenty of choice on offer. Jon’s Wine & Tapas Bar is a great place for Spanish cuisine while non-meat eaters – and meat eaters – will enjoy the cuisine available at Beano’s Vegetarian Cafe Bar. For excellent Pan Asian food, give Zen Kafe a go.
There are good transport links in Folkestone, which lies at the eastern part of the M20. This provides convenient road access to Ashford, Maidstone, and London as well as to the M25. Other well linked road networks provide easy access for drivers and those using taxis and other forms of transport to get to areas such as Eastbourne, Hastings, and Canterbury. Rail services in the area offer easy access to the Channel Tunnel via road coaches from Folkestone West as well as to London via High Speed Train services.