Folkestone, Hythe, Romney Marsh & The Downs

Coast or countryside? Rambling or relaxing? Antique shops or art galleries? There’s no need to choose; you’ll find everything here!

With 26 miles of coastline offering sand and shingle, cliff-top paths and wildlife galore, Folkestone, Hythe, Romney Marsh & The Downs is the perfect place for beach breaks. But the imposing hills of the Kent Downs are always on the horizon, with miles of paths to explore and awe-inspiring views rewarding those who brave the heights.

There are country parks and nature reserves offering a wealth of opportunities for walking, bird-watching or picnicking; and towns and villages with independent boutiques, galleries and tea rooms. If you crave bright lights and nights out, there is no shortage of venues hosting a multitude of festivals, events, concerts and entertainment throughout the year.

Getting here

With links to mainland Europe via Eurotunnel Le Shuttle at the Channel Tunnel in Folkestone, Calais is just 35 minutes away. High speed trains also run regularly from London St Pancras International, which means you can be here in 55 minutes. Stagecoach buses operate regionally, while National Express offer services from London Victoria.

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