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Getting to Folkestone and other ?'s

by kirst26 Online Now Apr 26, 2007 at 8:04 PM

Hello, I will be travelling to Folkestone on May 18th of this year and will be staying for about 2 weeks. I'm from the states and I have never been to this town before. My question is.. What is the best way to get from Heathrow airport to folkestone? Also, Is the new Shopping center built? I have been doing some reading and can't realley tell if it actually is finished. Actually, any information anyone can give me about the town would be great and realley appreaciated. We are mainley useing it as a base to take of for a lot of day trips. My grandmother grew up nearby and wanted to come look at all the places of her youth. Thanks :) Kirsten

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    Re: Getting to Folkestone and other ?'s

    by leics Online Now Apr 26, 2007 at 11:42 PM

    Train takes about 2 and a half hours, change in London. www.nationalrail.co.uk for times, fares and deetails.

    Coach takes about 4 and a half hours. www.nationalexpress.com You may have to change coaches in London; you will certainly have a 'break' in victoria coach station (which is why it takes so much longer).

    Coach will be cheaper than train.

    Can't help with the shopping centre question, sorry.

    Enjoy your visit!

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  • Re: Getting to Folkestone and other ?'s

    by kirst26 Online Now Apr 28, 2007 at 5:59 AM

    Thanks for answerwing that I'm going to check it out.

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    by Agraichen Online Now Apr 29, 2007 at 5:58 AM

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    Re: Getting to Folkestone and other ?'s

    by whitecliff62 Online Now Jun 17, 2007 at 11:28 AM

    The new shopping center is going well and should be open by nov 2007

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    by whitecliff62 Online Now Jun 20, 2007 at 12:47 PM

    Hehehehehehehehe only jussed sussed thats my pages, thanks Al

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    by Agraichen Online Now Jun 20, 2007 at 10:12 PM

    LOL...just trying to encourage tourisim...heh...

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  • Re: Getting to Folkestone and other ?'s

    by kirst26 Online Now Oct 30, 2007 at 8:03 PM

    Well Ive long since gotten to Folkestone and then home again. The whole getting through the airport and the bus station was less then smooth but I got to where I needed to and thats what is important. It is a really nice little town. And I hope to get back again at some point in my life. Whats with the Tesco and the Mcdonalds being the only thing open after dark? lol.

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    Re: Getting to Folkestone and other ?'s

    by leics Online Now Oct 31, 2007 at 12:04 AM

    Erm.....that's the UK?

    Apart from large supermarkets, pubs and fish & chips shops etc, most places close around 5/5.30 even in town centres (though some have a later closing time one day a week). Entirely normal.

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