East Cliff and Warren Country Park, Folkestone

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East Cliff and Warren Country Park is in Folkestone, in Kent, England. This country park is formed of the East Cliffs of Folkestone, the sandy beaches of East Wear Bay and the land-slipped nature reserve land between the cliffs and the sea.HistoryOn the east cliffs, are three Martello Towers. These were built on the cliffs in 1804-09 to protect against the French invasion of Napoleon. Number 3, since 1990 is used as a Martello Tower visitor centre by Shepway Council. Beside it is an information panel describing the Roman villa ruins on the site. In 1875 until 1892, near Martello Tower 1, was a public house called the Warren Inn. it closed after it people were caught drinking after hours. The Earl of Radnor had it closed, as it was on his land. The east cliffs were popular with Victorians who picnicked on the grassy meadows of the cliffs before heading down towards the sandy beaches. The area was popular with burrowing rabbits and was named informally 'The Warren'.In 1884, the South East Main Line railway was built from Ashford to Folkestone and then onwards to Dover, through the Warren. Folkestone Warren Halt railway station was opened in 1886, and a bridge was built over the Main Line leading to a gate on to The Warren from which the public could picnic and enjoy the dramatic scenery in the area. Also a zig-zag path led down the East Cliff to the station.
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  • Lovely landscape, especially when you are on a day trip out of london.. but I was really really shocked on the amount of dog mess, it was awful. Watch where you walk!  more »
  • Walk to the Martello Tower up from the beach, sandy beach at low tide, lovely views from the cliff, visit the pub.  more »
  • Went to Dover for a little escape from Norfolk, absolutely stunning views, an amazing place to watch everything going on from views of the white cliffs of Dover to all the industrial side of lorrys fe...  more »
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