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Folkestone is a town situated on the south coast of Kent just over 10 miles west of Dover. Originally a place of trading and landing – it is now growing increasingly important as seaside town, with millions flocking to the town every year.
Folkestone boasts an impressive harbour. There were plans to develop it further however they have been severely hindered by the recent economic problems.
Think earthquakes are non-existent in the UK? Think again. In 28th April 2007 an earthquake hit just outside of Folkestone, measuring just over 4 on the Richter scale. This happened again just under 2 years later – this time not as strong, measuring just under 3.
The Leas has to be Folkestone’s biggest and most well known venue with Leas Cliff Hall bringing some big names in the world of music and comedy to the town.
Folkestone has great transport links, with the introduction of the high-speed line now reducing travelling times to London somewhat. The M20 and the A20 provide road-links to London and Dover respectively.