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Folkestone in the Crosshairs.
Posted on November 24, 2021
I’m so very pleased to write this post. You see, I’ve been visiting Folkestone in County Kent since 2003. And from the moment I alighted the train at Folkestone Central train station I knew I was somewhere special. It was to be a few years more before I discovered the scenic walking trails along the North Downs Way.
Folkestone and Kent’s Heritage Coast have been named by Lonely Planet as the 4th best region to visit in the world for 2022. Words out now. I’d visit this Edwardian seaside town before it becomes Brighton.
I found Folkestone and its environs so delightful they are the setting for a good portion of Books 1 and 2 of THE GIFT. And you need only to walk along Clifton Gardens or The Leas after the sunset to know why. The fog swirls up from the English Channel, enveloping the Victorian and Edwardian architecture as it looms large around you. It’s the ideal setting for a Gothic Horror story. On far too many nights I made my way home in the wee hours after a night out with my mates, stumbling along The Leas, dog end clenched in my teeth as I passed the statue of Harvey at the top of Clifton Gardens, the Clifton Hotel emerging from the fog’s grip.
Ah, what a wonderful place.
You can read more about this fantastic destination at: visitkent.co.uk