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Battle of Britain Memorial

New Dover Road | Folkestone, Capel-le-Ferne CT18 7JJ, England
+44 1303 249292
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Themed Half-Day Tour of Folkestone, Battle of Britain Memorial and White Cliffs...
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A Memorial to the men of the Battle of Britain alongside a modern interpretation centre that brings to life the victory 'the Few' achieved over the Luftwaffe in 1940. A place of quiet pilgrimage coupled with a high-tech and interactive visitor centre - plus fantastic views over The Channel from our first-floor cafe. Shop and coach parking.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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New Dover Road | Folkestone, Capel-le-Ferne CT18 7JJ, England
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+44 1303 249292
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Its a pleasant enough memorial, but the atmosphere was not helped as the staff had allowed a car club to park their cars on the sward on the seaward side of the memorial, which was very inappropriate. The website is very coy about the cost...More

Thank vicarage
Malcolm T, Public Relations Manager at Battle of Britain Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Vicarage - We are always grateful for feedback and so I have amended the website to show that there is a small car parking charge to help offset the £100,000 a year cost of running the site. I can assure you that it was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were absolutely overwhelmed with the wonderful presentation/exhibit inside the Battle of Britain Memorial. It's beautifully done, very informative, emotionally very touching, and even has interactive things for the kids. Truly something every citizen should see and experience.

1  Thank RebeccaUofI
Reviewed 1 week ago

a peaceful place to visit, you have to pay for parking there is a café on site and a lift to the café and viewing balcony. Very moving and well worth visiting if in the area.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit, the first being two years earlier and I was very pleasantly surprised at the changes. The site covers only a four month period of our history but should not be missed if you are in the area. The actual site...More

Thank chieva
Malcolm T, Public Relations Manager at Battle of Britain Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such a positive review and I'm really glad you enjoyed the interactive Scramble Experience. One thing you might like to reflect on is that the relatively small Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall lists not just those who sadly lost their lives in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free exhibition, nice collection of model Airplanes for sale at high prices. Nice grounds for a walkabout , with 2 model Spitfire's on show. Very peaceful spot with a calm feel to it. Grandkids liked it , but only for a short visit .

Thank Phıl J
Malcolm T, Public Relations Manager at Battle of Britain Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed your visit. Just to avoid any confusion, the two replicas are of a Spitfire and a Hurricane.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can never appreciate what some people have given for their country until you visit a place like this. And importantly, the memorial lists all the other nations and Squadron that took part in the Battle. A much improved visitor centre since the last time...More

1  Thank DevonLad2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attraction is free but We would recommend paying for the interactive experience inside. Very informative and really got the sense of the tension for the pilots and crews as they waited on standby. Lots of things for children 5-12 to do in the exhibition. A...More

Thank DeborahG208
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With France only 23 or so miles away and within eyesight of the memorial, I got a sense of how perilous the Battle of Britain was. The enemy planes came from RIGHT across the water, and it was the grave responsibility of the British pilots...More

Thank Connor G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a poignant reminder of those who gave their lives fighting in the air. It is a quiet special place yet enjoyable with a shop & a café with far reaching views across the English Channel. There is plenty of space outside for...More

Thank TravellingBrit32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise to see an interactive, generally well kept, and overall enjoyable and thought provoking place... my experience of WW2 memorials/ museums in Kent, until that point, was a mixed bag of outdated, cluttered and dusty buildings trying desperately to tell Britains story...More

Thank ASE01
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Miss_Dunn86
19 August 2016|
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Response from Janet G | Reviewed this property |
You might be able to have a picnic actually at the site - I suggest you call them. A little way away are a pub and tea shop actually on the cliff top and the White Cliffs Nat Trust area just N of Dover would require a... More
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Graham D
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Response from Geoff S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Graham, i was going to say excately the same as Trev B....
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Response from walletShrewsbury | Reviewed this property |
Not sure you can ring on 01303 249292 Or ask questions on their Facebook page Regards Paul
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