Folkestone – Picturesque views to France
Folkestone is a town with fantastic views of France and it is rich with history. It is believed one of the first nunneries built in England, founded in 630 AD. Folkestone has a good mix of cafés, restaurants and independent stores. If you’re interested in living in Folkestone, come into our Folkestone office and we can help find a property to suit you.
A brief history of Folkestone
Until the 19th century, Folkestone was a small fishing community. Its seafront was constantly battered by storms and shingle, which made it a difficult bay for boats to land and dock up. In 1809 Folkestone pier constructed and by 1820 its 14-acre harbour was enclosed.
The mile-long promenade on the cliff-top, The Leas, provide spectacular views out to sea and of France. Eurotunnel Le Shuttle brings France even closer, with the journey taking just 35 minutes.
The latest census recorded the population of Folkestone to be around 47,000 people.
Travel from Folkestone
Travel to and from Folkestone is easy. The high speed rail link to London St. Pancras connects Folkestone to the capital in 55 minutes. Alternatively, National Express Coaches offer a good service in and out of the town.
Getting around the local area couldn’t be more simple, with buses connecting Folkestone to all the surrounding towns and well sign-posted roads make driving easily negotiable.