Folkestone is located in Kent in southeastern England. The town thrived during the late 18th century at which time it became prosperous due to fishing and shipping industries. During the mid-19th century it was a popular resort that grew more prosperous with the advent of the railroad from London. There were numerous Victorian hotels at the time. Today guests enjoy browsing the shops in the centre of town, strolling through the artist's quarter and sampling the local cuisine. There are ample accommodation options in Folkestone and the immediate area to suit the needs of guests visiting Folkestone.
Folkestone is town which has endured more than its fair share of invasions, marauders and tyrants all looking to exploit the town for their own personal gain. From the Roman invasion, to the ambitious Normans lead by William the Conqueror, Folkestone has been dubbed by some the "Sicily of England". But just like Sicily, Folkestone is a place that has had to endure grinding economic depression. Much of the misfortune of the town can be directly explained with reference to the ever increasing popularity of foreign holidays with cheaper prices for the tickets which means that for a little more money, the would be holiday maker can see the world.
That is not to say that Folkestone is completely bereft of any sort of landmarks or special places of interest, and the holiday makers who are so quick to board a plane to fly across the sea, in search of sandy beaches, are obviously failing to appreciate Folkestone beach! The beach at Folkestone is kept in pristine condition thanks to the stringent anti-litter campaign enforced by the city fathers, and the beach itself is surrounded by the English Channel. If you are feeling fit enough to walk the full circumference of the beach then you will soon be able to see the White Cliffs of Dover.
Given that the town has built its economy on the fishing industry, you may also want to take a visit to the Folkestone harbour and watch the fishing boats operate in full swing.