Folkestone is situated at the tip of the Kent Downs in South East England, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with a wealth of Victorian history denoted by the Leas Promenade and the surrounding majestic buildings.
Known as a fishing town, the area possesses a beautiful harbour with a pier that was built by Thomas Telford in 1809. Landmarks include the gold clubhouse and a World War II naval mine control post, which is now a visitor centre for those wanting to immerse themselves in the rich history of the area. Art attractions also include the long-established Metropole Galleries and the town is renowned for the Chamber Music Festival held each May, where performers and various music ensembles put together an exciting display for residents to enjoy.
There are excellent travel links from the town, and the high speed rail link offers a journey time to London’s St. Pancras in 54 minutes, which is ideal for commuters who work in the city. The M20 motorway is on the edge of the town, and the Channel Tunnel and Port of Dover are easily accessible for overseas travel.
Schools are also a strong point for families looking to move into the area, both state and independent, which offers lots of choice. These names include The Folkestone School for Girls, The Harvey Grammar School for Boys, and The Folkestone Academy.