Folkestone Harbour (Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/36101699310%40N01/6112660007)

Folkestone Harbour

Folkestone on the Kent Channel Coast is the closest town to Eurotunnel and a popular seaside base with business, leisure and Channel Tunnel stopover visitors. The town has a charming centre with a Creative Quarter featuring many art galleries and studios around pretty cobbled streets along with a choice of stylish cafes, bars, restaurants and a mix of independent and high street shops.

A beautiful harbour area and family friendly sandy beach are also here and you can enjoy the finest seafood from seafood outlets centred around the harbour area. Just a short walk from the harbour and town sits Folkestone's cliff-top promenade - The Leas. From here you can pick up the Victorian funicular lift down to Lower Leas Coastal Park with gardens, play areas and popular outdoor amphitheatre.

Folkestone's Creative Quarter

Folkestone's Creative Quarter

Things to do

Other top attractions include Folkestone Racecourse and you're perfectly placed in great value Folkestone hotels and guest houses for exploring the wider Kent area, with popular tourist attractions and locations like Dover, Port Lympne Animal Park and Romney Marsh all within easy driving distance.

Folkestone tour buses operate during the summer months to the inland Kent Battle of Britain Museum at former RAF Station Hawkinge. The UK's most important collection of artefacts from the Battle of Britain are on show here including vehicles, aircraft and flying equipment, prints and relics from more than 600 crashed aircraft.

Where to stay

Book a budget Folkestone hotel close to Eurotunnel which will whisk you across to Calais in just over 30 minutes, with motorway to motorway access! Folkestone accommodation sits just south of the Channel Tunnel link accessible off the M20, Junction 11A - the Channel Tunnel has its very own motorway exit point.

Whether you're departing for a holiday in France or an international visitor arriving and looking for an attractive Kent coastal holiday base, Folkestone hotels and accommodation are the perfect choice. Book a place to stay in Folkestone online or direct!

Accommodation in Folkestone

  • Near Dover   (3.7 miles from the centre of Folkestone)
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    Gold Award-winning B&B just 10 minutes from Dover and Eurotunnel with a hot tub, sauna, parking and breakfast award. Four luxury double en-suites, stunning views and WiFi.
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  • Folkestone   (2.8 miles from the centre of Folkestone)
    Sleeps 12
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    £1,000
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    Beautiful wing of an elegant manor house near Folkestone with 5 bedrooms, 3 bath/ shower rooms, pretty cottage garden, luxury hamper on arrival. Great for families/ groups.
     
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  • Folkestone   (1.6 miles from the centre of Folkestone)
    Sleeps 11
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    £1,550
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    Stunning 5 star Kent seaside holiday house right on the beach with breathtaking views from all floors and beautiful luxurious furnishings throughout. Free garage parking.
     
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  • Hythe   (2.7 miles from the centre of Folkestone)
    Sleeps 4
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    £315
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    Comfortably furnished self catering holiday bungalow on the edge of Hythe with an extensive garden, sea views and well equipped throughout. Families welcome. 2 bedrooms.
     
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  • Acrise   (4.3 miles from the centre of Folkestone)
    Sleeps 4
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    £380
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    Delightful Gold Award winning holiday cottage in Acrise with two bedrooms, two bath/ shower rooms, swimming pool & modern kitchen. Wi-Fi & plenty of parking. Pet friendly.
     
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