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Folkestone is a port town on the English Channel, in Kent, south-east England. The town lies on the southern edge of the North Downs at a valley between two cliffs. It was an important harbour and shipping port for most of the 19th and 20th centuries.

A seaport and the harbour developed during the early 19th century to provide defence against a French invasion, and expanded further after the arrival of the railway in 1843. The harbour’s use has diminished since the opening of the nearby Channel Tunnel and stopping of local ferry services, but still remains in active use. Folkestone is the English terminus of the Channel Tunnel.

During the 1980s and 1990s the construction of the Channel Tunnel provided employment, as well as bringing many people to the area, and on completion the running of service still provides work for many. Several insurance firms are based in Folkestone. Some of them used to be involved in the shipping trade but have since diversified into other fields. Saga has its headquarters in Folkestone. Wikipedia

nuvole sparse 21° C 20° C | 22° C 2.68 m/s 72 % 1021 hPa

Walk in the town – Martello Road to Tontine Street
Circa 1,21 miglia – 1,95 km

The walk starts in Martello Road – Dover Road – Ryland Place – Tram Road – Tontine Street – Harbour Street – Harbour Approach Road – Marine Parade – Folkestone Harbour Arm – Harbour Station – Harbour – Beach Street – The Stade – The Old High Street – Rendezvous Street – Guildhall Street – Grace Hill – Tontine Street

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