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The Leas Lift

Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 1QJ, England
+44 1303 210047
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The lead lift was out of action so if you wanted to get down to the sea front you had to use stairs... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Beautiful, Historic & Practical - Tragic closure

Outstanding and nostalgic attraction with a practical purpose. It is a total tragedy to close it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 1QJ, England
+44 1303 210047

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lead lift was out of action so if you wanted to get down to the sea front you had to use stairs which didn't have handles we didn't go down as l have sciatica

Thank mkhassey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding and nostalgic attraction with a practical purpose. It is a total tragedy to close it due to a minor Health & Safety issue. I am a Chartered H&S Consultant who works on international projects and would be happy to help for free. Please contact...More

1  Thank Donsafe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It needs a really good tidy up. More than a coat of paint. I looks that bad ,I'm not sure if some people would use it. Just how safe is it. A great shame.

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fabulous Victorian water lift a part of Folkestone's history. A real loss and a shame it has had to be shut due to lack of funds to repair and maintain it. Future visitors to Folkestone won't get a change to experience this...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A great experience. A bit awkward if in a wheelchair, will need a bit of assistance, which the operators are willing and able to give, with out being asked, for which we were grateful.

Thank amandahuggett
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We have visited and ridden on the Leas Lift many times, went the Leas today to find this attraction has now been closed done. While you cannot ride anymore, if you are around the Leas area you can still go and have a look. I...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Sorry but you have missed an opportune time to ride a very old water left, it is now closed and don't know when it will be ever opened again as a lot of cash is needed to bring it back from the brink of going...More

Thank Roy H
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Built in 1885. It's closed I understand because the Health and Safety executive reckons it has to have £3 million spent on it. Not surprisingly that's a bit of a problem. If interested there is more on line.

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Wanted to try the lift so we could go on the beach but it was all.locked off. Nice views from top though

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Never seen one of these before!! A must see, I had to waste two hours before a meeting and this along with an amazing lunch in town done the trick!

Thank dannyconnor
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it open in March and what is the cost?
15 February 2017|
Response from Pat A | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately the Leas lift has closed for the time being. They have to comply with some new health & safety rules before they are allowed to reopen. They are trying to raise funds to get the work done.
Karen O
Hello, hope you are well. I would like to know what's the operating hours of the Leas Lift as I went there last Monday and it was not operating. :(
26 November 2016|
Response from Brenda A | Reviewed this property |
I do believe it is now closed for the winter, sorry hope this is helpful to you